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Spanish Major

BA in Spanish
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Degree Plan

The University of Houston recognizes the need to prepare students to function in a world that has become increasingly diverse.  The Hispanic Studies Program seeks to provide students with a broad education within diverse areas of Spanish, Latin American and Latino studies.  Our focus on language and literature, culture and linguistics also includes business, women and gender studies, film, art, translation, interpreting, public speaking, etc.  Our goal is that students acquire the knowledge, critical thinking skills, as well as the historical, linguistic and cultural understanding to develop successful careers in a wide range of fields.



An undergraduate degree in Spanish offers excellent preparation for graduate school or for employment as a teacher in either the elementary or secondary school system, especially in those districts where bilingual programs are integral to the curricula. Outside the education system, students majoring in Spanish can find employment as translators and interpreters in social agencies, federal and state courts, the diplomatic corps, law enforcement agencies and law firms. The business world also provides employment for those fluent in Spanish. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

Department of Hispanic Studies
416 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: 713-743-3007

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