Minor in Spanish

Program Contact:  Aileen Dever  203-582-8500

Spanish is the official language of 21 countries and territories, and is spoken by nearly half a billion people. Acquiring a basic foundation in Spanish can be a valuable asset in many fields, from government and business to health care and education. This program immerses students in the language, so they acquire a cultural understanding of Spanish-speaking countries and communities around the world.  

Students will have the flexibility to shape their minor and hone their language skills in electives that explore a broad range of topics from culture to literature. In addition to exploring subjects as varied as pre-Columbian civilizations and contemporary cultures, students can choose to study abroad in Spain or throughout Latin America. Some students opt for a semester program and others for intensive summer immersion at Colegio Delibes in Salamanca, Spain. 

The minor in Spanish offers students a solid foundation in Spanish and a well-rounded entry to Spanish-speaking cultures with practical benefits in travel and work. The minor includes six courses (18 credits), all of which must be taught in Spanish. At least two of the six courses are required to be at the 300 level. A grade of C or higher must be achieved in all courses for the minor. At least 9 credits must be taken on campus. Eligible Spanish minors have the opportunity for induction into Sigma Delta Pi, the National Spanish Honor Society.