Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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¡Aprende a hablar español con fluidez!
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!

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Why Earn a Spanish Degree?

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.

Marketable Skills
  • Transmitting accurate information in Spanish
  • Sensitivity to other cultural norms
  • Oral and written communication in Spanish
  • Presentation ability in Spanish
  • Career preparation

Spanish Degree 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.
The Language Lab is an integral part of the Department of Spanish, offering support through the use of modern technology including computer software programs for self study and assignments, internet access, multi-language audio and video media, presentation equipment and numerous other techniques and materials.
The Spanish Department is pleased to offer tutoring services to students taking our courses. If you need any assistance working through assignments, preparing for quizzes and tests, or just practicing, join a tutoring session for help.
Through the generosity of several donors, as well as revenues from our ¡Muévanse!: Professional Development for Teachers of Spanish event, we are delighted to be able to offer a variety of scholarships to our students.
Immerse yourself in the language by taking advantage of study abroad opportunities in Peru, Costa Rica and Spain.

What Can You Do With a Spanish Degree?

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.

Spanish Degree 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).
Advanced Conversation for Non-Native Speakers (3 hrs)
A variety of focused oral activities for non-native speakers of Spanish.
Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation (3 hrs)
Study of the Spanish sound system and how it corresponds to Spanish orthography and pronunciation.
Latin American Culture Through Film (3 hrs)
An introduction to Latin American culture through film which includes linguistic varieties, socio-economic and historical context and gender roles.
Survey of Spanish Literature (3 hrs)
Spanish literature to 1700. Readings, lectures, discussions and term projects.
Women in Contemporary Spanish Cinema (3 hrs)
Overview of Spanish women in contemporary Spain, their roles in Spanish society and culture, their contributions, their challenges, their cultural productions as depicted in Contemporary Spanish Cinema.

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