**All minors advising and oral placement tests will be taking place via Microsoft Teams** You will receive instructions on how to access the meeting once you schedule your appointment. The instructions will be in the automated confirmation page.

To schedule an advising appointment and placement test, please use the scheduling menu above.

To request a permission number, please click here to complete the request form.

Please note that permission numbers are only necessary for Span 0104, 0120, 0125 and other upper level Span courses.


Courses for the Spanish Major and Spanish Minor strengthen oral and written Spanish language skills and focus on Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures. Please click here for information regarding advising for the department.


Studying Portuguese is becoming increasingly important in the international community.  Students can obtain a 15-credit Luso-Brazilian Minor to complement their undergraduate Spanish major.   

Language Proficiency

Evaluation of language proficiency through Departmental advising and testing is critical to pinpointing student enrollment and placement in Spanish and Portuguese language courses.

Clubs & Activities

From Brazilian dancing to Bate Papo, the Department's Portuguese club, student opportunities to join and participate in HLL clubs and activities are plentiful.   

Undergrad Research Symposium

Students studying for a language major and minor can immerse themselves in intellectual debate at the Department's Undergrad Research Symposium by presenting class papers in a formal academic setting. 

Honors Major

Students interested in graduate work often pursue the Honors Major and have the option to spend at least one semester studying abroad.

Study Abroad

Are you thinking about studying abroad? Check out the photos taken by our undergraduates during their time abroad by clicking here.  Investigate the University of Pittsburgh's four programs, each of which matches seamlessly with major and minor requirements.

Teacher Certification

Many students opt to teach Spanish after completing the major by opbtaining the PA Teaching Certification or MA Teaching curriculum in the School of Education