​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

Fluency in a second language like Spanish will put you a step ahead in today’s culturally diverse world. In CMU’s Spanish program, you’ll go beyond linguistics with literature and cultural studies courses. You can even immerse yourself in Spanish culture through study abroad. A Spanish major leads to careers such as teaching, translation, social services, media and international business.

Points of Pride

  • More than 94 percent of CMU students studying Spanish study abroad; many receive scholarships.

Put Your Degree to Work

For More Information

Visit the world languages and cultures website​ or contact:

Department of World Languages and Cultures
Pearce Hall 305
Email: wlc@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3786​

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

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Spanish Major

Total: 31 semester hours
Core Courses I
(13 hours)
Note: Retroactive credits may count toward the Spanish Major. This requirement may be fulfilled with equivalent 3-credit or 4-credit transfer courses.
SPN 201
Intermediate Spanish I
SPN 202
Intermediate Spanish II
SPN 320
Spanish Pronunciation
Advanced Grammar and Composition
Core Courses II
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
SPN 376
Culture and Civilization of Spain
SPN 377
Culture and Civilization of Latin America
Required Courses
(15 hours)
Students may specialize in a particular area by choosing one of the following specializations:
Note: Study abroad courses at the appropriate level may be used to fulfill the requirements for the Spanish Major.
Specialization 1: Culture and Communication
(15 hours)
Specialization 2: Spanish for the Health, Social, and Legal Professions
(15 hours)
Specialization 3: Spanish for Business
(15 hours)