About Our Offerings

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UNC’s Hispanic Studies Department—offers a wide variety of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Our undergraduate offerings include majors in Spanish Liberal Arts, Spanish K-12 Teaching, Mexican American Studies Liberal Arts, and Mexican American Studies K-12 Teaching, and minors in both Spanish and Mexican American Studies as well. We also offer teaching endorsements in Spanish, Teaching English as a Second Language, and Bilingual Bicultural endorsements for elementary and secondary education students.

Our graduate program, Master of Arts in Foreign Language: Spanish Teaching Emphasis allows students who have a BA in Spanish to obtain a Master’s Degree in three summers on the Greeley campus, with one optional summer Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain.

Click here to see the Spanish or Mexican American Studies brochures.

Highlights of our Program and Faculty

Spanish Teaching and Teaching Spanish as a Second Language have recently been awarded national collegiate accreditation from NCATE (National Collegiate Accreditation for Teacher Education)

  • The experience of our faculty and the small size of most of our courses ensure that our students receive personal attention and a superior education.
  • The members of our faculty have outstanding professional research and publication records.
  • The Hispanic Studies program provides a fully-equipped, modern language laboratory.
  • Our students have many opportunities to study the Spanish language and Hispanic culture for an academic term in Spain, Mexico or South America.
  • In recent years, undergraduates in Hispanic Studies have been involved in Cinco de Mayo, Dia de los Muertos, Chicana/Chicano Festival de Artes, UNC’s World Language Day and Sigma Delta Pi, the national honorary

Contact Information:

Alfonso Rodriguez, Chair
Email: Alfonso.Rodriguez@unco.edu
Phone: (970) 351-2162
Office: Candelaria 0295


  • Department of Hispanic Studies
    501 20th St
    Campus Box 87
    Greeley, Colorado 80639
  • Chair: Dr. Alfonso Rodriguez
  • Main Office: CAND 0295
    Phone: (970) 351-2811 
    Fax: (970) 351-3823