Spanish Studies Minor

Chairperson: Mercedes Juliá, Ph.D.
Office Location: 303 Saint Augustine Center
Telephone: (610) 519-7794


Spanish is the language that the majority of students in the United States (and in Villanova) chooses to study at the present time for very good reasons:  It is the second major language spoken in the world (after Mandarin) and it is the second language spoken in the United States. Therefore it will be very useful and advantageous to know Spanish in any career path that students may choose. Approximately 800 students take Spanish undergraduate courses every semester at Villanova. Students are encouraged to spend summers and semesters abroad in Spain and Central and South America, to obtain a greater proficiency in the language.

MINOR (12 credits)

The department encourages students to obtain a minor in Spanish if their schedule does not permit them to complete a major. To do so, students may fill-out a form, which can be obtained on MyNova under 'OUS Forms'. At the time of graduation and upon completion of the minor requirements, students will be issued a Minor certificate and the minor will appear on their transcript

Program Notes:

  • Of the four required courses, one must be at the 3000 level and taken at Villanova, or at a Villanova study abroad program (Cádiz or Valparaiso).
  • Courses in English do not count for the minor.

Required Minor Courses:

Item #
Upper-Level Spanish course for Minor  +
Elective for Spanish Minor  +


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2021. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.