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The right major for you

Be a part of one of the fastest growing language majors. Spanish is a popular world language and understanding it better will give you insight that's applicable to any career.

You will also be required to take what you've learned and put it into practice through a language immersion experience in a country where Spanish is spoken, or participate in an approved alternative language immersion experience. If you want more detailed course information, please refer to the catalog.

UWEC offers two forms of academic support for students enrolled in Spanish classes:

  1. Tutoring for Spanish 101, 102, 201, and 202 students is available through the Academic Skills Center in Centennial Hall 2104. Students can stop by the front desk M-F 8:00-4:30 to schedule tutoring.
  2. In the Center for Writing Excellence students in 300 and 400 level Spanish classes can work on their writing one-to-one with a trained writing assistant. They focus on feedback rather than correction, helping students develop as writers. Visit the Center's website to see the hours and request an appointment.
Click on the links below to see the current requirements for each major and minor.

For printable advising guides, check out the Department of Languages Blugold Insider page. Just use your UWEC username and password to log in.

Spanish, Liberal Arts Major

36 credits

Study two years of basic Spanish language for practical usage followed by writing, civilization, literature, and phonetics. Depending on your future career plans, you can choose an emphasis in either liberal arts, business/professions or linguistics. 

Liberal Arts Emphasis
Business/Professions Emphasis
Linguistics Emphasis

Spanish, Liberal Arts Minor

24 credits

Provides a general introduction to the Spanish language and culture. This is a great minor to pair with any major.

Spanish, Teaching Major

36 credits

Gain a solid understanding of Spanish that will allow you to read, speak, write and understand the language. You will then take additional courses to gain licensure to teach the language in early childhood through adolescent-level classrooms. Spanish teaching majors must also be a part of the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Spanish, Teaching Minor

24 credits

A good addition to any teaching major. This minor is restricted to students in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The following areas of concentration are available:

Early Adolescence/ Adolescence

Education Studies: Option B or C and leads to licensure to teach Spanish in this area of concentration. 

Middle Childhood/ Early Adolescence

Education Studies: Option A and leads to licensure to teach Spanish in this area of concentration

Early Childhood/ Adolescence

Education Studies: Option C and leads to licensure to teach Spanish in this area of concentration when combined with a major in another foreign language at the early childhood through adolescent level.

Spanish for Health Professionals Minor

24 credits

Pair your love of medicine and language to create a major/minor combination that will take you far in the medical field.

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