at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

Study culture, history, linguistics, translation, and much more to acquire practical skills in Spanish – one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. You'll have the option of spending a semester abroad studying and experiencing life in a Spanish-speaking environment.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

Spanish offers you a comprehensive learning experience in one of the world’s most widely spoken languages. In addition to language skills, you will gain knowledge of the literary traditions and a basic historical understanding of the shaping of the cultures of Spain and Spanish America. You will also have the option of studying abroad for a term in a Spanish-speaking environment.

Experiential learning and research

You have the opportunity to complete directed studies, where you will research topics in Peninsular Spanish or Spanish American literature, culture, language, and linguistics. The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies offers $2,500 undergraduate research awards that provide undergraduate students support to engage in research and creative activities over the summer months.

UBC has study exchange agreements with 13 universities in Central and South America, and seven in Spain, if you wish to study abroad to enhance your coursework.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Your Future

Earn a UBC degree respected by employers around the globe, and secure a career as a bilingual educator, community worker development agency worker, or translator. Or continue your education to work in professions such as law, teaching, and international relations.

Program Requirements

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