In DePaul’s Spanish program, students will study Spanish language, literature and culture. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, behind Chinese, and is one of the official languages of the United Nations and European Union. Because Spanish is becoming more widely used in the United States, having the ability to speak and understand the Spanish language will provide students with many professional opportunities.

Courses in the Spanish major cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Cinema
  • Conversational Spanish
  • Culture
  • Film
  • Grammar/composition
  • Hispanic women writers
  • Language
  • Latin American literature and culture
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Mexican literature
  • Spanish for medical professions
  • Translation/interpretation

As Spanish majors, students are encouraged to participate in one of DePaul’s Study Abroad programs in order to grow linguistically and expand their cultural understanding of Spanish-speaking societies. DePaul sponsors programs in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and Spain.

Chicago is a culturally diverse city, providing students with many opportunities to attend Spanish festivals, dine out at Spanish restaurants and watch Spanish films.

Liberal Studies Requirements 84 hours
​Major Requirements 48 hours
​Open Electives 60 hours
​Total hours required 192 hours