Spanish Minor for the Professions

The Spanish minor for the professions is designed for students who anticipate careers in which they will need to interact with Hispanic communities in the United States or abroad and who wish to continue the study of Spanish language and culture for specific professional purposes: business, medical and other health professions, or law and other legal professions. The capstone course in the minor includes experiential learning through field work and/or public service.


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
Two profession-specific courses in the same professional track from the following options:6
Spanish for Business (First Semester)
and Spanish for Business (Second Semester)
Spanish for the Medical Professions (First Semester)
and Spanish for the Medical Professions (Second Semester)
Spanish for the Legal Professions (First Semester)
and Spanish for the Legal Professions (Second Semester)
Two additional three-credit SPAN courses above SPAN 300, excluding SPAN 401, SPAN 402, SPAN 404, SPAN 405, and SPAN 6016
Capstone course:
SPAN 329IDEAs in Action General Education logo Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement3
Total Hours15

Completion of SPAN 261 or SPAN 267 is considered a prerequisite for the minor.

See the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Romance Studies

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Program Director, Spanish Minor for the Professions

Elizabeth Bruno


Ellen Welch

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Amy Chambless