Courses for the Spanish MajorSpanish Minor, and Hispanic Language and Culture (HLC) 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 Placement

To decide your language placement at Pitt, please read and follow our Language Placement Guidelines for Portuguese and Spanish.

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