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Why Pursue Spanish and Community Health (Multidisciplinary Studies)

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects employment in healthcare to increase by 28% through 2031, creating an additional 136,000 jobs. The Spanish and Community Health niche area will provide students with the flexibility to focus on specific areas of interest that will uniquely prepare them for a wide variety of positions at different levels of healthcare management.

By combining Spanish and Community Health coursework, students will be prepared to interpret in medical settings between Spanish and English, bridging the gap that currently increases the risk for misdiagnosis and prevents potentially life-threatening outcomes.

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Earn a Degree from UTSA in San Antonio or Laredo

In addition to UTSA’s main campus in San Antonio, Texas, the Spanish and Community Health Multidisciplinary Studies program is also offered at The University of Texas Education & Research Center at Laredo. Earn or finish your degree while learning from UTSA faculty without leaving Laredo!

What is a Multidisciplinary Studies Degree?

Multidisciplinary Studies offers students the flexibility to create a customized degree program based on their unique interests or pursue a degree that combines different fields into a structured program, such as Spanish and Community Health.

Because Multidisciplinary Studies programs involve coursework from departments across the university, students have the opportunity to capitalize on their diverse personal interests and talents through a combination of study and academic experiences designed to meet their educational and long-term career goals.

Spanish and Community Health Focus Areas

Admission Requirements

When you apply to UTSA, you select the major you'd like to study. The choice of major will not impact if you get admitted to the University (all students must meet UTSA's general admission requirements); however, some majors will require additional admission requirements to be able to declare the major your freshman year.

Spanish and Community Health (Multidisciplinary Studies): There are no additional admission requirements to declare this major. You must meet UTSA’s general admission requirements.
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Pro Tip: Even if you don't think you will qualify for financial aid, you should still submit the FAFSA! Information from the FAFSA could impact certain scholarships that are even merit-based.

UTSA Scholarship Hub

Through one general scholarship application, you can automatically be considered for dozens of scholarships at UTSA, including scholarships that are available for this major. In order to access all available scholarship applications on the UTSA Scholarship Hub, you must be an admitted student. If you are a student applying for admission, but have not yet been admitted, you may sign in and complete the Scholarship Hub’s General Application as long as you have authenticated your myUTSA ID and Passphrase. Once you are admitted to UTSA, please sign back in to the Scholarship Hub to see if there are any additional scholarship opportunities available for you to pursue.

the Scholarship Hub to see if there are any additional scholarship opportunities available for you to pursue.

UTSA Scholarship Hub

Distinguished Scholarship

UTSA offers an automatic merit-based scholarship to incoming new freshman and transfer students who display exceptional scholastic achievement in high school by the priority deadline. Non-resident and international students awarded a Distinguished Scholarship for a minimum of $1,000 for the academic year will be granted a waiver for non-resident tuition if scholarship eligibility is maintained. This means out-of-state and international students could pay in-state tuition! For fall admitted freshmen, this scholarship is valued up to $20,000 for up to four years. For fall or spring admitted transfer students, this scholarship is valued up to $6,000 for up to two years. Renewal eligibility must be maintained and funding must be available.

Distinguished Scholarships

UTSA Bold Promise

Although not a scholarship, UTSA is committed to cover tuition and mandatory fees 100% for eligible students who come from low and middle-income Texas families.

UTSA Bold Promise

Careers, Salary & Skills

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. See possible careers below. This data is pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls data from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program. On top of the resources your college will provide, the University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

UTSA Student Gabby Palacios Martinez
“The diversity here is truly amazing, and it’s hands-down my favorite thing about UTSA.”
Gabby Palacios Martinez ’22