In DePaul’s Spanish program, students will study Spanish language, literature and culture. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and one of the official languages of the United Nations and the 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:

  • Business
  • Cinema
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Translation
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 diverse city that—through its festivals, neighborhoods, restaurants, museums, and other cultural institutions—provides students with many opportunities to practice their Spanish and explore the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

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