A World of Possibilities in Front of You

Welcome to Spanish and Latino Studies at Montclair State University, an exciting intellectual, personal and professional adventure that offers multiple possibilities for future careers and cultural enrichment. Our many major, minor and graduate Spanish programs as well as our minors in Latin American and Latino Studies and Portuguese Studies pride themselves on offering students multiple courses of study, careful mentoring by devoted faculty, enriching cultural activities, travel opportunities, and a nationally recognized chapter of the Hispanic Honor Society.

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Our Programs

Make a difference with a degree in Spanish, in Portuguese and in Latin American and Latino Studies. Choose from our long list of tailor-made programs and get ready to step into the future.

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Find Us On YouTube

Visit our YouTube channel to view past department events. Cultural programming is fully integrated into the curriculum and made possible by the support of several donors, centers and institutes, both on campus and in the community.

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Career Opportunities

What can I do with a degree in Spanish, in Portuguese Studies or in Latin American and Latino Studies?

Our degrees open doors, some of which you would never imagine. Prepare yourself to become a leader in a multicultural world, to serve as a bridge among cultures and to build a fascinating future for you and for many others. Because our programs are tailor-made, they will not only meet your needs and expectations as a student but also will allow you to insert yourself successfully in the professional worlds of today and tomorrow.


News and Events

Department news and information about events are displayed here weekly. Check us out regularly and do not miss our exciting variety of academic and cultural activities.

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Emily Ip

Our Students

A double major (Spanish, concentration in Translation plus Linguistics, concentration in Language Engineering) and Music minor who enjoys reading, traveling and Broadway, Emily Ip anticipates a May 2020 graduation. She also works for the Cognitive and Language Development Lab (Psychology Department) and in the Language Engineering Lab (Linguistics Department). Emily is a member of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society and a Study Abroad Peer Advisor.

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Our Faculty

Your professors care about you and will guide your academic career in our department from beginning to end. Besides being internationally recognized for their publications and their participation in professional conferences and symposia, they are excellent facilitators. Their classes are imbued with creativity and state-of-the-art technologies. You will learn from distinguished faculty in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

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Contact Us

Contact Department of Spanish and Latino Studies
Schmitt Hall 222