Hispanic Studies

Hispanic Studies introduces both the Spanish language and the culture of the Hispanic world.


Hispanic Studies introduces both the Spanish language and the culture of the Hispanic world.

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the western world.

The study of Spanish is very important in preparing for a career in the diplomatic corps, various international agencies, teaching, translation, journalism, publishing, commerce, web design, and commercial and cultural relations between Canada and Spanish-speaking countries.

At a Glance

Degree options
Bachelor of Arts (BA), major


At Mount Allison, courses in Spanish offer the opportunity to learn the language while becoming familiar with the culture of the Hispanic world through the study of its literary and artistic works.

Particular attention is directed towards achieving oral-aural proficiency, both in class and in the language laboratory.
Intermediate and advanced courses help perfect your ability in the language, while literature courses in the upper years give you a chance to explore Spanish theatre, novels, poetry, and other literature.

*No previous knowledge of the language is required. All courses in the Hispanic Studies curriculum are taught in Spanish unless indicated.

Hispanic Studies is available as:

  • BA major (60 credits)
  • Minor in any degree (24 credits)

Not sure about the difference between a major, a minor, an honours, and a certificate?

Language Lab, a dedicated space for students to practice language skills

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Whether you're entering the job market or continuing your education, your Mount Allison degree will stand out.

Mount Allison has been recognized by Maclean's as the top primarily undergraduate university in Canada more times than any other university.

With experiential learning and career development opportunities available in every degree, you'll also graduate with hands-on learning and real-world experience.

Our graduates also boast extraordinarily high acceptance rates to top graduate programs and professional schools such as law and medicine.

Popular career paths for Hispanic Studies graduates include:

  • work with international NGOs or agencies
  • international business opportunities
  • teacher
  • translator/interpreter
  • foreign service officer
  • cultural relations expert
  • research assistant
  • immigration officer
  • tourism development officer
  • tour guide/organizer


Language Lab

The Language Lab, located within the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, provides students studying languages with a dedicated space to practice their language skills.

Languages include:

Study abroad and work opportunities

You may choose to further your experience in Hispanic Studies through study abroad and other study programs. Transfer credits may be earned and applied toward the fulfillment of your course requirements for Hispanic Studies.

Students can also apply to work abroad as an English-language teaching assistant, or on campus as a language lab monitor.

Opportunities include:

  • University of Extremadura Exchange Program, Spain
  • Cultural Ambassadors: Language and Culture Assistants in Spain
  • Seville Spring Course
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso


Bachelor of Arts

Admission Requirements

Our admissions decisions are based on your academic record, leadership skills, a high level of commitment, and the potential for personal growth. The drop down menu below will help you find information on what pre-requisites are recommended for a Bachelor of Arts.

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