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Spanish Minor

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UC Merced Spanish Minor

Being able to communicate in a foreign language is a fundamental asset in any profession, from careers in education, translating and interpreting to those in international studies, health, business or law. A minor in Spanish addresses the needs of students who seek the ability to communicate in more than one language to be competitive in their chosen professions.

The study of Spanish language and culture is of special importance in the United States, the country with the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world. The Spanish minor offers students the linguistic confidence needed for studying in another country and the benefits of being exposed to other cultures.