Prepare yourself for an exciting future.

Take the Foreign Language Placement test in Spanish. (For Portuguese language placement, contact the Portuguese Program director.)

Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan undergraduate studies at UMass Amherst provide you with an outstanding student experience through strong academic programs combined with personalized advising and professional development opportunities.

Are you interested in enhancing your professional opportunities and increasing your earning potential through bilingual and bicultural professional skills? By pursuing a primary or secondary major in Spanish or Portuguese you can significantly enhance your professional opportunities after graduation. 

Through studies in Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan, you can develop the bilingual and bicultural skills that are increasingly in demand in today's global economy. Our graduates hold a variety of positions in a wide range of fields including teaching, translation, banking and financial services, medical and health services, hospitality and tourism, publishing, international development, government and social services, media, advertising and sales, and more.

If you have regional or global interests, additional work pursuing a Catalan minor or a certificate in Latin American Studies or International Relations can further enhance your degree. For future medical or health professionals, the Spanish & Health Certificate emphasizes the language and cultural skills you'll need in healthcare settings.

To declare Spanish or Portuguese as your primary or secondary major, or to learn more about another one of our program options (e.g. Catalan minor), schedule an appointment with one of our advisors who can answer your questions and guide you through the enrollment process.

Meet a Spanish, Portuguese or Catalan advisor.

Contact an advisor for guidance and answers to any questions you may have.