In today's rapidly changing world, there is intense demand for women and men who understand other cultures and can communicate in more languages than their own. They know that a new language is an open door into very different ways of living and understanding the world.

Two majors: Spanish for the professions and Spanish language and literature

Connect to the global community and perfect your Spanish skills in a dual-immersion language exchange: face to face online with native speakers in Mexico, South America and Europe. Get involved in Milwaukee's Hispanic community through service learning. Prepare to use Spanish in health- and business-related careers through the Spanish for the professions program.

Live it.

Put your skills to use through our study abroad programs, including our one-semester or yearlong Madrid program and our summer programs in Madrid or Mexico.

Small classes.

For a better understanding and proficiency in your Spanish major, we limit class sizes to encourage greater student participation.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Spanish I& II
  • UCCS - Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • UCCS - Histories of Cultures and Societies*
  • UCCS - Introduction to Theology
  • UCCS - Science and Nature*


  • Spanish III & IV
  • UCCS - Mathematical Reasoning*
  • UCCS - Philosophy of Human Nature
  • UCCS - Individual and Social Behavior*


  • Five Spanish Courses
  • UCCS - Diverse Cultures
  • UCCS - Theory of Ethics
  • UCCS - Theology*


  • Five Spanish Courses
  • Senior Experience
  • Electives

*Choose from list of approved UCCS (University Core of Common Studies) courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.