Undergraduate Programs

Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the U.S. and the world. Bilingual professionals are in high demand.

A Spanish degree from The University of Toledo can move your resume to the top of the pile in many fields, including business, medicine and social work.

UToledo undergraduates in Spanish learn how to converse and conjugate verbs. But just as important, they study culture and learn to become culturally sensitive global citizens.

Top Reasons to Study spanish at UToledo

  1. Study abroad.
    Study abroad is strongly encouraged. UToledo’s Center for International Studies and Programs helps place students. Faculty also lead international trips.
  2. B.A./M.B.A. program.
    Earn your bachelor’s in Spanish and an M.B.A. with a concentration in international business in just five years. UToledo’s accredited College of Business and Innovation is nationally ranked.
  3. Minor or double-major in Spanish.
    Get an edge in the job market. Our Spanish curriculum dovetails well with art history, film, English, French, German, history, political science, psychology and other majors.
  4. Walk-in placement tests.
    Find the right class to match your skill level.
  5. The Foreign Language Learning Center.
    Provides the latest technology and tools:
    • International satellite TV
    • Computers with online exercises
    • Foreign-language comic books, magazines and films
  6. Heritage speakers.
    If you grew up in a Spanish-speaking family, but aren’t fully fluent or want to learn more about your culture, we welcome you to the program.
  7. Service learning.
    Spanish students have participated in community service projects with institutions and organizations, including Toledo SMART Bilingual School, Nuestra Gente community projects and Adelante (a Latino and community resource center).

What jobs can I get with a spanish degree?

A Spanish degree from UToledo prepares students for careers in almost any field. Potential employers for foreign language students include:

  • Arts, media and the entertainment industry
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Domestic and international businesses
  • Government
  • Industry and commerce
  • Museums
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Schools, colleges and universities
  • Scientific and professional organizations
  • Translation and interpretation companies
  • Travel and tourism industry

Some go on to graduate school and seek careers as:

  • Business professionals
  • Education administrators and professionals
  • International lawyers
  • Linguistics college professors and professionals
  • Literature college professors 
  • Medical and pharmacy professionals

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


If you study abroad, program directors can help you find internships in the countries where you are placed. Undergraduates work in:

  • Businesses
  • Embassies
  • Museums and libraries
  • Public-service organizations
  • Schools (teaching conversational English)


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 9/22/23