The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers undergraduates an opportunity to master the four fundamental linguistic skills speaking, understanding, reading, and writing in Spanish and Portuguese and to study the literary, cultural, and linguistic heritages of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking peoples in the Iberian Peninsula and the Americas.
Language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career, particularly in businesses that trade internationally
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Secondary school teacher
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Diplomatic service officer
English as a foreign language teacher
International aid/development worker
Logistics and distribution manager
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers undergraduates an opportunity to master the four fundamental linguistic skills speaking, understanding, reading, and writing in Spanish and Portuguese and to study the literary, cultural, and linguistic heritages of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking peoples in the Iberian Peninsula and the Americas. The department offers the B.A. degree in Spanish and in Portuguese, and the MA/PhD and PhD in Hispanic languages and literatures in three different specializations: Spanish and Spanish-American literature, Luso-Brazilian literature and Iberian linguistics. Students interested in a Spanish or Portuguese major or minor should meet with department advisors at the beginning of each quarter. Qualified staff in the Department office are available on a regular basis to advise on academic matters. I want to find another Bachelor Course Qualified students majoring in Spanish or Portuguese may spend a semester or year at the university's Education Abroad center at one of the following locations: Madrid, Barcelona, C rdoba, Granada, Mexico City, San Jos , Santiago (Chile) Rio de Janeiro, or Bah a. Students who complete the major in Spanish or Portuguese may enter a variety of careers and graduate programs including education, public policy (government institutions, NGOs or NPOs), international trade and finance, interpreting and translation, travel, communications, publishing, public relations, and further graduate work in medical or law school. It is important to keep in mind that many of these professional careers require training beyond the undergraduate level, and students with such interests should discuss their plans with an advisor as early as possible. Students with a bachelor's degree in Spanish or Portuguese who are interested in pursuing a California Teaching Credential should contact the credential advisor in the Graduate School of Education as soon as possible. Successful completion of an advanced degree in Spanish is required for issuance of the Community College Instructor's Credential. Students interested in the related professional preparation program should contact the credential advisor prior to the fall quarter of the year in which the advanced degree will be completed. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCSB is one of the first in the United States to include in its curriculum all five of the languages and literatures of the Iberian Peninsula (Spanish, Portuguese, Basque, Catalan, and Galician). The curriculum also covers the whole spectrum of Hispanic literary traditions, from the Middle Ages to U.S. Chicano and Latino literature.
Programme Structure Senior Honors Program in Spanish or Portuguese Qualified seniors will be invited to participate in an honors program, designed to allow them to pursue independent research on a topic of particular interest to them. Requirements for admission to the program include 105 units of course credits, completion of a minimum of 30 upper-division units in the major, minimum overall grade-point average of 3.0, and a grade-point average of 3.5 or better in the major. Honors graduates will be identified each year at the head of the graduation list in Spanish or Portuguese and will be designated on university records and diplomas with the legend Distinction in the Major, as well as recognized at the annual Department awards ceremony.