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Value of a Minor

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with a minor? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing an undergraduate minor, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.
History student looking at Spanish book in library

Why Pursue a Minor in Spanish

The minor in Spanish will enable you to speak, read, write, and listen in a second language. Additionally, it will equip you with insight into another culture and its rich history, literature, and arts. You will be taught to think critically as you journey into the world of Spanish. With Spanish being the second most spoken language in the United States, attaching this minor to your degree will broaden your career options. Whether your interests lie in marketing, human resources, customer service, or education, possessing Spanish language skills can enhance your marketability throughout various industries.

UTSA students in Spanish and Community Health and Healthcare Management

What You'll Study

Students pursuing the Minor in Spanish will take the following courses:

  • Introduction to Literature
  • Grammar and Composition
  •  12 semester credit hours of other upper-division Spanish courses chosen in consultation with the advisor

Upon completion of this minor, students can be at an intermediate to advanced speaking level depending on upper-division courses chosen.


Adding a Minor

Though not required, declaring a minor is an excellent way to enhance your major area of study. A minor typically consists of 6 courses (18 semester credit hours), and may have additional requirements depending on the minor selected. After being admitted to UTSA and registered for classes, students can meet with their assigned academic advisor to discuss the addition of a minor to their degree plan.

Please note, students can add a minor as long as they have earned less than 75 credit hours. However, the addition of a minor may or may not delay graduation. All requirements for the minor must be met at graduation; a minor cannot be added to a student’s degree program once they graduate. Students should meet with their assigned academic advisor to understand the impacts of adding a minor to their degree plan.

Interested in Majoring in Spanish?

UTSA offers a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish! Visit our major page to further explore this field and see if this program is the right fit for you.

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Dr. Isaura Contreras Rios

Program Advisor

Isaura Contreras Rios, PhD