Program type:

Grad Track

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

5-6 years
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Save time and money on your way to earning your bachelor's and master's degrees in Spanish.
With over 400 million speakers in more than twenty countries, Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world rivaled only by English and Mandarin Chinese. No matter what career you choose, Spanish will help you succeed, and an M. A. in Spanish increases the salary base of many positions and offers opportunities in translation and interpretation at the local, national, and international levels.

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Why Earn Combined Spanish Degrees?

In the U.S. there are 41 million native speakers of Spanish and 11 million people speak it as a second language. No doubt it is the fastest-growing language in this country. Daily use of Spanish is so common in the U.S. - at stores, at restaurants, at work, on television, on the radio, on the streets, etc. - that most Americans take it for granted.

In the state of Texas, with its dynamic Hispanic population, there are over 6 million speakers of Spanish and growing. No doubt, knowing English and Spanish will give anyone a clear edge in today's work world.

At the basic and intermediate levels students master all Spanish language skills through oral and written practice as well as online activities. Advanced students take prerequisite classes before choosing from a variety of courses in literature, culture, professions, civilization and cinema to fulfill requirements and electives.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Spanish at UNT prepares students for literary and cultural analysis as well as linguistics. This Master's can serve as a terminal degree for those wishing to teach at the secondary, community college, and university levels. Also, graduates who wish to continue with a doctorate in Spanish at another university are well prepared.

Marketable Skills
  • Transmitting accurate information in Spanish
  • Sensitivity to other cultural norms
  • Oral and written communication in Spanish
  • Presentation ability in Spanish
  • Career preparation
  • Comprehension of multicultural perspectives
  • Effective intercultural exchange
  • Critical understanding of literary theories
  • Refined Spanish communication
  • Heightened appreciation of all aesthetics

Combined Spanish Degrees Highlights

The Department of Spanish offers many ways to test and earn credit, declare proficiency, waive world language requirements, or fulfill world language requirements in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs.
Get to know other Spanish majors through student organizations like UNT Sigma Delta Pi - Alpha Pi Chapter (National Collegiate Hispanic Honors Society), Spanish Club, Mate Club and Folxlórico.
For the master's program, you can choose between a Thesis or Non-Thesis Option to best suit your learning style.
UNT professors of Spanish have specializations in all of the main areas of Latin American and Spanish literature, and students may choose from a variety of classes during their course of study.
All professors publish articles and/or books in their fields of specialization, and remain active by presenting at local, national, and international professional conferences.
Immerse yourself in the language by taking advantage of study abroad opportunities in Peru, Costa Rica and Spain.

What Can You Do With Combined Spanish Degrees?

UNT Spanish graduates have gone on to become secondary school teachers and work in various businesses, as well as continue on to graduate school, among other professions. Many UNT students also do a double major in Spanish and another field - such as business, music, biology and journalism.

Combined Spanish Degrees Courses You Could Take

Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 hrs)
Literary terminology, analysis of text, and differences among the genres. Readings include writings from a wide variety of Hispanic authors (both traditional and contemporary, from Spain and Latin America).
Aspects of Contemporary Mexican Culture (3 hrs)
Study of specific aspects in Mexican culture, including historical, literary, artistic, political and economic arenas.
Survey of Spanish-American Literature (3 hrs)
Spanish-American literature since 1888. Readings, lectures, discussions and term projects.
U.S. Latinx-Hispanic Theater (3 hrs)
Study of major works and trends in Latinx/Hispanic Theater in the United States. Taught in Spanish with secondary readings in Spanish and English.
Mexican Novel (3 hrs)
Chronological study of canonical Mexican novels of the 20th century.
Twentieth-Century Poetry in Spanish (3 hrs)
Explores revolutions in poetry in Spanish at the end of Hispanic modernismo and later. Readings, lectures and term projects.

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