Why study Spanish and Latin American Studies at Dal?

Explore vibrant cultures from a tight-knit community

A degree in Spanish & Latin American Studies from Dalhousie helps you engage with over 400 million people living in 22 countries, and provides a solid foundation for anyone wanting to experience this vibrant world. With language and translation courses catering to everyone from beginner to advanced speakers—and others focusing on Spanish and Latin American civilization, history, politics, literature, and film—our diverse program immerses you in the entire Hispanic experience.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts, BA
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Campus: Studley Campus, Halifax
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September & January

What will I learn?

The Spanish and Latin American Studies program is about much more than just learning the language. All of our courses explore the diversity and culture of the Spanish-speaking world: from the study of Hispanic literature and film, to the exploration of Spanish society and the Cuban Revolution.

You don’t need to know how to speak Spanish to study in our program—many of our non-language courses are taught in English and open as electives to students in other programs.

For students interested in becoming fluent, our language courses range from the study of Spanish used in international business to phonetics and translation. If you have some prior knowledge of the language, you’ll need to take a placement test to determine your level of ability and which language course you’ll start in.

Sample courses:

  • Translation
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literary Study
  • Cuban Cultural Revolution

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

Knowledge of the language is an asset if you want to work in fields as diverse as international business and journalism. Some career options to consider are:

  • international business executive
  • translator
  • foreign service officer
  • education

Future studies could include programs at the graduate level in arts and business administration or a professional program such as law.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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