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The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers a Minor in Spanish which is the perfect compliment to any major and any career.

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese publishes materials to prmomote study of the Spanish language and its various global cultures. This docment link provides some interesting facts about Spanish as a global language.

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Admission to the Program 

  • Completion of SPAN 201, or
  • Placement Exam Score of 384 or higher, or
  • Transfer Credit Equivalent to SPAN 201

Degree Requirements 

The Minor in Spanish consists of 21 credits at the Intermediate Medium Level and above i.e. courses numbered 202 and above. Students must complete at least 9 credits at NEIU. Courses taken at our partner University of Guanajuato in Mexico, count as NEIU courses.

Please Note: Students in the Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education programs who have selected a Spanish Minor must complete a minimum of 9 hours at the 300-level to meet graduation and teacher certification requirements.

Suggested 4-Year Course Schedule 

The Spanish Course Rotation Plan shows approximate times and campus locations of future course offerings.

Careers & Employment 

World language study can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. The ability to speak, read, write and comprehend another language is an asset in todays global workplace. World language majors typically have a variety of career options in both the public and private sectors. Many professionals who deal with the public, including teachers, law enforcement agents, medical personnel, and social service professionals, find that knowledge of a language other than English can be a real benefit. Multi-national corporations increasingly need employees with world language backgrounds to process documents and work as translators. A World Languages  Major or Minor will help you to communicate and interact with people from diverse backgrounds and will also help you to develop cultural awareness and sensitivity, to expand your knowledge of global issues, and perhaps ultimately to choose a career. Proficiency in more than one language is a valuable skill that enhances your occupational possibilities which may also give you a competitive edge in today's job market.

Program Contact Information 

For advising about the Spanish Minor, please contact;
Paul Schroeder Rodriguez, Chair, Professor of Spanish
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Lech Welesa Hall 2039
(773) 442-4279


Declare a Spanish Minor with the Minor Declaration Form.

Keep track of your courses with the Academic Course Record form.

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