Spanish Minor

Do you want to develop the ability to interpret the nuances of Spanish, whether spoken or written?
Degree Type Minor
Careers & Salaries Career Outcomes
Delivery On Campus

The Need for Fluency 

As the Spanish-speaking population of the United States and the world grows, Spanish will become an increasingly useful tool in the workplace and in social settings.

While completing your Spanish minor, you will gain a high-intermediate level of acquisition in Spanish and greater confidence in communicating across languages. 

International UW-Stout student, Clede Salinas Antezana, participates in Summer in the Midwest program, for adult ESL learners.

Our courses in practical Spanish, Spanish literature and cinema, and conversation and composition courses, aim to provide you with the tools necessary to excel in multilingual and multicultural workplaces. You will develop the ability to interpret the nuances of Spanish, whether spoken or written.

ESL students at UW-Stout.

With your Spanish minor, you may enhance your career by communicating more freely with your Spanish-speaking customers, clients, colleagues, or students. Your program adviser can offer you additional advice on the importance of Spanish in your chosen career.

Particular programs that relate to Spanish, include Dietetics, Education, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, Human Development and Family Studies, International Studies Specialization, Professional Communication and Emerging Media, and Psychology.

The Spanish minor currently calls for 24 credits to be completed. If you have previous experience in Spanish, you should take a placement test or talk to our Spanish faculty to find out about skipping beginning courses. You may garner retro-credits for previous coursework completed in Spanish.

UW-Stout student, Ashley Hackert, studying abroad in Spain.

We encourage you to take the opportunity to study abroad. The Office of International Education and our Spanish faculty will help you find a program with courses that correspond to your level of progress.


Minor Requirements

Minors are defined as either “studies in the discipline” or as “teaching.” 
Required Courses