Program Information

School: Renison University College
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Spanish Language and Literature
Description: Today, Spanish is one of the principal languages of the world in terms of numbers of native speakers. It is also one of the official languages of the United Nations. There are over 700 million Spanish speakers and the numbers are consistently on the rise. Students who choose to major in Spanish will find that, in addition to getting a desirable degree in the arts that aims at enriching their lives, the knowledge of Spanish may be helpful in the selection of a career since international business and world trade seem to be the way of the future. Learning a language provides more than just skill in communication. It helps us better understand the medium in which we form and express our ideas and feelings. On the other hand, without the study of its literature, it is impossible to acquire a real knowledge of any society. This discipline undoubtedly brings us into contact with the great writers of the past and the present. Our highest aim is to provide students with an opportunity to master the Spanish language so that they may value and fully comprehend Hispanic culture.

At uWaterloo Spanish, we strongly encourage students to explore their interests through the co-op program. As a result of finding placements in various work-environments, many co-ops learn to identify their work-style preferences and can distinguish, upon graduation, exactly the type of job that will best meet their interests and needs. Students also acquire skills and contacts that can only be gained through practical, hands-on work experience. In addition, many prefer the co-op program because it helps to finance their education.

URL: Spanish at Renison University College
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

For co-op programs, there is an added fee of $620 for each school term preceding a work term. This covers some of the cost of running co-op programs.

Books and supplies: $2,000

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.