Hispanic and Latin American Studies

This program is offered as a combined major. It offers a strong focus on Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking cultures. Spanish and Portuguese have become very popular language choices and are increasingly in demand in today’s global economy.

You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of these major world regions and have the opportunity to explore your own disciplinary and thematic interests. Our courses integrate lectures with online modules, small group tutorials and opportunities to apply concepts to real-life situations via internships and community outreach.

You may choose to study at the University of Alcala, Spain during the summer or for a single semester, or explore study abroad programs in Europe or the Americas.

  • BA in Hispanic and Latin American Studies
  • Minor in Hispanic and Latin America Studies
  • Certificates in Spanish Proficiency or Spanish Proficiency for Native Speakers

Expected cut-off: mid 70s
OUAC Code: BHE

Studying in the Humanities provides you with optimal choice. You will apply to a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – Faculty of Humanities, and may choose your major program after having the opportunity to explore various courses in first year.


Career outcomes

  • Spanish teacher
  • Translator
  • Government trade policy (NAFTA) analyst
  • Immigration officer
  • Travel consultant, Central and Latin America

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)

Recommended subjects

  • One from 4U history, 4U philosophy, 4U classical studies, or 4U international language.