Why get a Spanish minor?

Career opportunities

Competency in Spanish language and culture will increase your competitiveness in the current job market by allowing you to engage professionally and communicate meaningfully with local, national and international Hispanic communities.

  • Increasing demand for professionals in the health services, business, education, law and criminal justice, who are linguistically proficient in Spanish and are culturally competent. 
  • The Hispanic population in U.S. continues to growing rapidly.
  • International businesses prefer graduates with language skills because large trading blocks in Latin America and the European Union are attractive areas of growth and development.

Course requirements

The Spanish minor requires 18 credits, with 12 credits beyond Spanish 201 and 202at the 300 level or higher. Spanish 301 (Conversation), Spanish 302 (Composition), and Spanish 303 (Grammar) are recommended as well as any Spanish 300/400 level electives through a UA Department of Modern Languages Study Abroad program. 301 and 302 may be taken for up to 6 credits each.

Additional courses that count toward the minor are:

  • Spanish 360 Hispanic Culture through Film
  • Spanish 307 Conversation for Health Professionals and First Responders
  • Spanish 308 Composition for Health Professionals and First Responders
  • Spanish 401 Advanced Conversation
  • Spanish 402 Advanced Composition

More advanced courses may be taken, but the necessary prerequisites will take you beyond the minimum required for the minor. See the prerequisite sequencing for advanced courses. Make an appointment with a Spanish faculty member for any course advising questions you have.

For information about Study Abroad contact Kirstin Polen de Campi.

*Note: All courses must be taken for a grade; CR/NCR cannot be used.


The Department of Modern Languages
Olin Hall, 304

Spanish Coordinator
Dr. Tom Neal

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