Welcome to Hispanic Studies!

Set yourself apart after graduation by earning your Spanish degree in our uniquely multilingual, multicultural environment. Led by dynamic, supportive professors, you’ll explore Hispanic linguistic landscapes, literature, cinema, theatre and communities while also developing your language proficiency. You’ll enjoy the exceptional one-on-one learning and peer support made possible by our small class sizes. And you can tailor the program to suit your individual needs and interests — choose to study abroad in Costa Rica or Mexico and get real hands-on experience.

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Skills You'll Learn


  • Use written and spoken Spanish, and learn about its history and evolution
  • Analyze contemporary global issues by applying insights and methods from literary and cultural studies
  • Understand the current context of issues facing Spanish-speaking societies
  • Gain the ability to immerse yourself in Spanish culture and language across many countries

Careers


As a Hispanic Studies graduate, you are well-equipped to become a leader and changemaker. You can choose to pursue grad studies or obtain additional qualifications. Here are a few examples of possible career paths:

  • Archivist
  • International health policy advisor
  • Social worker
  • Community developer
  • Lawyer
  • Speech writer
  • Foreign service worker
  • Marketing specialist
  • Translator
  • Immigration officer
  • Politician

Visit the Career Centre for more career options in Hispanic Studies.

Hands-On Experiences


Apply the concepts and theories you’re studying to real world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom, workplace, community and abroad. These are some opportunities for Hispanic Studies students.

Admission Requirements


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, with average* of mid-to-high 70s
  • ENG4U or FRA4U
  • Five additional 4U or M courses; 4U French recommended
  • Proficiency in English OR French

*Average is calculated based on the top six 4U; 4M or DU courses

Check out the full requirements

Student Supports & Programs

Glendon Campus prides itself on being a supportive community that goes the extra mile to ensure you get the help you need. See some of the resources Hispanic Studies students use the most.

Meet Your Professors

You’ll learn from and get to know friendly, high-profile professors, who are award-winning experts actively working in the field.

María Constanza Guzmán

María Constanza Guzmán

York Hall 209
416-736-2100 x 88325
mguzman@yorku.ca

Jerzy Kowal

Jerzy Kowal

York Hall 124
416-736-2100 x 88333
jkowal@glendon.yorku.ca

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Shanna Lino

York Hall 215
416-736-2100 x 88209
slino@glendon.yorku.ca

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Caridad Silva

York Hall 218
416-736-2100 x 88231
carsil@yorku.ca

Alejandro Zamora

Alejandro Zamora (On sabbatical)

York Hall 340
416-736-2100 x 88467
azamora@glendon.yorku.ca

Martha Batiz

York Hall 233
416-736-2100 x 88216
mbatiz@glendon.yorku.ca

Ximena Berecochea

York Hall 233
416-736-2100 x 88216
ximenab@yorku.ca

Belén Huarte Gallego

York Hall 233
416-736-2100 x 88216
bhuartegallego@glendon.yorku.ca

Shaudin Melgar

York Hall 233
416-736-2100 x 88216
melgar@glendon.yorku.ca

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