Spanish (Hispanic Studies)

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

The Hispanic Studies program offers a variety of courses in Spanish language at all levels and Hispanic literature, culture, and civilization. Language courses focus on the development of oral, grammar, writing, and communicative skills, while literature and culture courses are centered on the development of critical and analytical skills.

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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

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.

Campus features

UBC has study exchange agreements with 13 universities in Central and South America, and seven in Spain.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Program requirements

English-language requirements

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.

Degree-specific requirements: Arts

  • No specific courses required beyond those needed for general admission
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