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Build Understanding in Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures

Active in professional research and publication, and deeply experienced as teachers and as scholars, our expert faculty and small class sizes ensure that our students receive personal attention and a superior education to successfully meet their professional career paths.

The Hispanic Studies department offers a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and provides plentiful opportunities for experiential learning. Our students have many opportunities to study the Spanish language and experience Hispanic cultures through study abroad. In recent years, undergraduates in Hispanic Studies have been involved in celebrating Dia de los Muertos and Chicana/Chicano Festival de Artes, and have participated in UNC’s World Language Day, Spanish poetry contests and Sigma Delta Pi, the national honor society.

The Department of Hispanic Studies consists of the following: 

  • Spanish Liberal Arts B.A. and Spanish K12 Teaching Licensure
  • Mexican American Studies Liberal Arts B.A. and Mexican American Teaching Licensure
  • Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement 
  • Bilingual Bicultural Education Endorsement
  • Spanish Endorsement

News & Announcements

Hispanic Studies Students Recognized


The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Hispanic Studies Department recognized outstanding undergraduates on April 8, 2018.

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Demonstration of Support

In the wake of massive damage and destruction from earthquakes, Dr. Karla Del Carpio invited UNC students and faculty of all languages to offer Mexico words of solidarity, hope, and love.

Study Abroad Opportunity

2018 Argentina


Argentina is waiting for you!  ¡Vamos!!!  Let's go Summer 2018!!!
University of San Pablo Tucuman (USPT); San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
May 12 - June 8, 2018
3 Credits

For more information, contact:  Karla.DelCarpioOvand@unco.edu

The Life and Times of Dr. Martin Candelaria

The mural on the three walls of the north stairwell of Candelaria Hall on the University of Northern Colorado campus in Greeley, Colorado reflects the life of Dr. Martin Candelaria. On the stairwell tower are scenes reflecting the culture and heritage of Dr. Candelaria’s Hispanic Colorado and New Mexico heritage, beginning from lower left.

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