The Spanish and Portuguese Program at UMass combines strong academic programs with personalized advising to offer an outstanding student experience.
Although Spanish and Portuguese are particularly popular choices of today's students, many also work toward dual degrees; combining a major in Spanish or Portuguese with majors in a wide variety of fields. With careful planning, most students find ample time to fulfill requirements for a double major. For majors with regional or global interests, additional certificate work in Latin American Studies or International Relations is an attractive option. Other options include our Catalan Minor or our recently developed Spanish & Health Certificate.
Spanish and Portuguese majors develop foreign language skills that are increasingly in demand in today's global economy. University graduates hold a variety of positions in a wide range of fields but most have found employment in areas such as teaching, translation, banking and financial services, tourism, publishing, government jobs, media, advertising and sales. The demand for bilingual professionals who can speak Spanish is rapidly growing in the US.
If you are interested in declaring Spanish or Portuguese as your primary major or would like to combine it with another professional major, we recommend you schedule an appointment with one of our advisors, who can answer your questions and guide you through the process.
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