Spanish is one of the world's most widely spoken languages, with over 500 million speakers. Our program trains you in linguistic competence and cultural literacy through courses on a diverse range of topics, from literature to cultural studies to applied linguistics. We provide you with the language and the critical thinking skills that are required to understand the complexities of intercultural exchange in today's global world. Additionally, our students participate in experiential learning activities that allow them to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world settings. A degree in Spanish will open the door to many career opportunities!

Learn about the Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Undergraduate Major.

Choose between two routes: Language Studies route or Cross-Cultural Studies route.

General Undergraduate questions can be directed to  or Dr. Yvonne Lam (Spanish & Latin American Studies - Academic Advisor)


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Now offered in a blended-learning format.
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Program Requirements

Please read Undergraduate Placement to see if a placement test is applicable to you.

Please access the University of Alberta Calendar for information on the requirements related to Majors, Minors, Honors or Combined Honors in Spanish & Latin American Studies.