The department boasts one of the most prestigious and innovative programs in the country. Students with an interest in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, and/or in the cultures, literatures, histories, film and music of Latin America and the Caribbean, the Iberian Peninsula, and Portuguese-speaking Africa, can take a wide range of interdisciplinary courses with a world-class faculty.
The department offers a total of four majors: Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Romance Languages, and Spanish and Linguistics. In addition, minors are offered in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. An honors program for highly qualified students culminates in the writing of an honors thesis during the student’s senior year.
Students majoring in the department are encouraged to participate in the NYU Madrid or NYU Buenos Aires program or in one of NYU’s exchange programs in Latin America including its summer program in Recife, Brazil. Students benefit from the department’s frequent collaborations with NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and its King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, as well as with many cultural, social and activist organizations in the city, such as Cinema Tropical, Museo del Barrio, and New Sanctuary Coalition, among many others.