Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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Earn Your Spanish Degree at UW

A degree in Spanish places you at an advantage in your professional career. With more than 37 million speakers, Spanish is the most common non-English language in the United States. The University of Wyoming offers a robust B.A. program in Spanish packed with immersive experiences and exceptional, native-speaking faculty.

What is a Spanish Degree?

The University of Wyoming B.A. in Spanish offers advanced-level instruction in the Spanish language, as well as challenging, relevant, and innovative content courses in culture, literature and linguistics. Through their coursework, students improve their language proficiency as well as engage in interdisciplinary discussions in languages, cultures, societies, literature and arts of Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula and the growing US Latinx population.

The BA in Spanish program at UW is an immersive experience. Students have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of on-campus activities such as Spanish club, tutoring, community service, festivals, conferences, presentations and film screenings related to the Spanish-speaking world. We offer faculty-led study abroad courses each summer, where students can travel to fantastic places such as Spain, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Mexico while improving their language skills and gaining intercultural understanding and a global perspective.

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A bachelor of art degree in Spanish allows students to match their degree to their individual interests with two tracks to choose from. 

Concentrations and Options: 

  • Culture, Literature and Cinema track 
  • Language-Linguistics track
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The Department of Modern and Classical Languages strongly encourages all students to spend a portion of their academic career abroad. Appropriate credit is available for the semester(s) spent abroad so students will not be hindered in their progress toward graduation. A semester or year abroad is the recommended minimum for students majoring in a foreign language. Direct and prolonged exposure to the culture in a country where the language is spoken by native speakers is essentially the only path to true fluency. We offer faculty-led study abroad courses each summer, where students have the opportunity to travel to fantastic places such as Spain, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, and Mexico while improving their language skills and gaining intercultural understanding and a global perspective.

For more information, contact Chelsea Escalante at

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What can you do with a Spanish bachelor's degree?

A degree in Spanish can supplement any career with a bilingual advantage. Graduates of the UW Spanish program have majored in other fields such as law or medicine. Their Spanish education gave them an opportunity to widen their skillset and connect with a broader range of people.


Spanish Careers

The UW Spanish degree program prepares student to pursue career paths in the following areas:

  • Writer 
  • Interpreter
  • Translator 
  • Teacher
  • International Relations Consultant 
  • Foreign Service Officer 



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UW Spanish graduates have been accepted into the following graduate programs to further their education and careers:

  • Altria
  • Purdue University 
  • Vanderbilt University 
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst 
  • University of Virginia 
  • University of California Davis 
  • Duke University 
  • University of Boulder 
  • Cornell University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Spanish Bachelors Degree Program Highlights

Below are a few of the program highlights that make us unique.

Experiential Learning Opportunities 

At the University of Wyoming, we encourage our students to use Spanish outside of the classroom and are invested in providing experiential learning opportunities to them where they can use their linguistic skills in authentic exchanges in our community. Our largest outreach event is called World Languages Day, where we host high school language students from across the state of Wyoming. Many of our undergraduates serve as volunteers during the event, helping organize performances, competitions, workshops, and awards. Additionally, there are several upper-division Spanish courses that have service-learning and/or community engagement components.

Networking and Club Opportunities

Language students at the University of Wyoming, specifically Spanish, come from different disciplines and may complete a major or a minor in Spanish. Therefore, our students can access all campus organizations. In our Department, students can become members of the Sigma Delta Pi (Alpha of Wyoming), the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society based on scholarship and a high level of achievement in the Spanish language, literature and culture. Students may join Engineers without Borders, Chapter University of Wyoming (EWB-WYO). The Spanish Club is a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) to learn further Spanish and its culture in a casual and fun environment.

Internship Opportunities 

The Spanish major offers the opportunity of taking Internship classes to collaborate on a research project with any of our professors, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Several other classes offer the opportunity to collaborate with our community on different projects: translation, radio, bilingual education, etc.

Exceptional Lab Resources 

Our department includes two labs: the languages lab, equipped with computers, microphones, headphones and diverse resources to learn and practice languages and a linguistics lab for those interested in research in Spanish linguistics. The department also features its own library with diverse resources for languages, literature and culture. Contact Irene Checa at for more information on research projects at the Linguistics Lab. 

I cannot say enough good things about the Spanish department at UW. They meet each student where they are, and they help them personally to grow and learn with the perfect balance of language learning, historical context, and cultural enrichment. I look forward to using my Spanish degree from UW together with my continued education to serve my local Spanish-speaking communities as a bilingual lawyer.

-Tiffany Jo Killpack
Class of 2021

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Department of Modern and Classical Languages

University of Wyoming | College of Arts and Sciences

Department 3603, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4176