Spanish has been taught at Bishop’s since 1982. During these years, the curriculum has been constantly growing. All courses are taught in Spanish and fall into language, civilization and culture, linguistics, and literature. Third year courses on Spain and Spanish America alternate on a year-to-year rotation.

Why study Hispanic Studies at Bishop’s?

Because of the energy and passion of the teachers in showing us the different aspects of Hispanic culture and literature and in promoting its rich variety, I ended up absolutely fascinated and decided that I wanted more of this… What you get from the program is not only a language, but also a totally new vision on life and values. Your understanding of the world will never be the same once you approach Hispanic Studies…at Bishop’s !!!

Giancarlo Fantecchi, B.A. Hispanic Studies, class of 2011 – Graduate student in Spanish, Université de Montréal

Courses & Programs

All courses are taught in Spanish and fall into the areas of language, civilization and culture, linguistics, and literature. The Hispanic Studies Section strongly encourages students with an Honours or Major in Hispanic Studies to spend an immersion semester abroad (Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, etc.).

Honours in Hispanic Studies

(60 credits)

To qualify for the Honours program, students must have a cumulative average of at least 80% in the Hispanic Studies Major program and have permission from the Hispanic Studies section. Admission into SPA 444 Honours Thesis requires an average of at least 75% in SPA 443 Advanced Research Methods: Honours Thesis Proposal.

Major in Hispanic Studies

(45 credits*)

Hispanic Studies Majors are required to complete 42 credits in Spanish and MLA 101. *Students with a Major in Hispanic Studies and another full major and students who are pursuing Hispanic Studies Major on a part-time basis are exempt from the MLA 101 requirement.

We also offer a Major in Modern Languages with concentration in Hispanic Studies (30 credits for concentration).

Minor and Certificate

Minor Hispanic Studies (24 credits)

Certificate in Hispanic Studies (30 credits)

Where can this lead me?

Our graduates moved on to exciting careers in the following areas:

  • Graduate School
  • Management and Business
  • Public and International Service
  • Communications, Media and Journalism
  • Translation
  • Tourism
  • Human Ressources
  • Teaching and Education

Exchange Program

Camille Cournoyer in Spain

Bishop’s students can participate in exchange programs with universities in Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and other Spanish-speaking countries. Scholarships are available to help offset travel costs.

Different universities that are part of the CREPUQ agreements, mainly in Mexico and Spain, are receiving students for a semester or a full year. Furthermore, Bishop’s has a bilateral agreement with Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio, and Fondación Estema in Spain.

Ready to join us?

And take our Spanish Placement Test

Need more information?

For the complete list of courses and more details, see the Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures section of the Academic Calendar.


For more information, please contact the Chair of the Department.