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We offer two minors: the Minor in Spanish and the Spanish for Business Minor.

A complete list of minor requirements opens a new website and courses opens a new website for both minors are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog opens a new website.

Both minors offered online

Spanish Minor

The minor in Spanish consists of 12 hours from 200-level or higher courses. To enroll in any 200-level course, you must either complete 8 hours of 100-level courses or complete the equivalent placement test.

Spanish for Business Minor

The minor in Spanish for Business is perfect for students majoring in business, international studies, engineering, criminal justice, accounting and finance, communication studies, government, and social work. It is also a great option for local professionals.

The minor consists of 12 hours from 200- and 300-level courses. Students must have a knowledge of low-intermediate general Spanish (the equivalent of SPA 201) before starting the program. There are two options for students wishing to complete the minor:

  • a mix of on-campus and online courses
  • online-only courses

Quality Matters

Quality Matters logo.The online course SPA 313: Business Spanish earned the Quality Matters opens a new website seal of excellence in May 2015. It is the first online class receiving such an esteemed recognition in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences. This seal is a testament to the department's commitment to teaching excellence. Congratulations to Professor O'Leary for this well-deserved recognition.

On-Campus/Online Option

You will take:

  • SPA 206: Intermediate Spanish for the Professions
  • SPA 313: Business Spanish
  • Two electives

Online Option

You will take:

  • SPA 206: Intermediate Spanish for the Professions
  • SPA 214: Introduction to Translation and Interpretation
  • SPA 233: Intermediate Conversation and Composition
  • SPA 313: Business Spanish


Contact Dr. Malinda Blair O'Leary.

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