Spanish and Portuguese organizations and activities include, for instance, the scholarly publications of the Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies and the recognition of outstanding students as they are inducted into Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society. Moreover, the department faculty remains very active in research.
Graduates of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese find careers in a wide range of areas, including education, business, government, and social service.
Students selecting the Spanish major must achieve competence in Spanish language skills in conjunction with qualifications outlined in one of three major options:
- Language, Literature, and/or Linguistics
- Language and Professional Studies
- Spanish for Education
Distinction in Major is awarded to Spanish majors in any of the three options who graduate with a 3.75 GPA in Spanish courses and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.