Spanish Minor

Immerse yourself in Spanish – the nation’s second most commonly spoken language.

The Spanish minor is designed to build proficiency in speaking, language comprehension, reading, and writing of the Spanish language.

This minor complements a range of majors, and it is recommended for people working in fields with notable Spanish-speaking populations, including medicine, education and business.

Find out more about Spanish minor classes and program requirements.

Spanish placement exam

All students considering taking Spanish at UNI should take the Spanish placement exam. This exam will help you choose the appropriate first Spanish course at UNI. Please note: Heritage Speakers should first consult with Professor Juan Carlos Castillo ( before taking the placement exam. There is a fee of $10 for the exam.

Spanish students in classroom.

Community Engagement

Community engagement experiences are embedded in most advanced Spanish courses.

Study Abroad

Most Spanish majors spend a summer or semester abroad, building their language skills in real-world settings.

Grad School Ready

UNI Spanish majors have gone on to succeed in nationally recognized graduate programs.

Find out more about Spanish

‌Required Courses

Contact us directly at:

Department of Languages & Literatures
University of Northern Iowa
1001 Bartlett Hall
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Phone: (319) 273-2821

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