Undergraduate Programs

Why Study Romance Languages?

Romance languages are spoken by hundreds of millions of people on all continents. Our students explore the languages, literature, and cultures of the Romance world, both modern and historical. They work on understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the modern language. 

Second-year French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish fulfills the language requirement for the BA and complements many different majors and other academic programs at UO, including Romance languages, Latin American studies, global studies, business, journalism, human physiology, other languages ... and even the sciences.


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Major or Minor in a Romance Language

UO students can major French, Italian, Spanish, or Romance languages—a program that combines advanced study in two Romance languages (now including Portuguese). You can also double major in multiple languages or combine a Romance language major with another major or minor.


Earn an Honors Degree

Set yourself apart with an honors degree in French, Italian, Spanish or Romance languages. We offer two pathways for completing an honors degree.

Honors Requirements


Get Real-World Experience

Get Real-World Experience

Students in the Department of Romance Languages can expand their skills through study abroad programs and other hands-on learning opportunities.

Hands-On Learning


What You Can Do with an English Degree

What You Can Do with a Degree in Romance Languages

A Romance languages major can prepare you to work in many fields. Learn about possible careers and hear from alumni.

Explore Careers


Advising and Academic Support

Schedule an appointment with an advisor and get your questions answered. 

Departmental Advising and Support

Scholarships and Awards

Explore ways to fund your studies in the Department of Romance Languages.

Scholarships and Awards

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Faculty Panel: "Science and the Humanities"
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Faculty Panel: "Science and the Humanities" Apr 23 Knight Library
History Work-in-Progress Workshop
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History Work-in-Progress Workshop Apr 23 McKenzie Hall
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara – School of Medicine Info Session
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Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara – School of Medicine Info Session Apr 24 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Health Grad & Career Expo
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Health Grad & Career Expo Apr 24 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
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Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within Apr 24 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Direct-Entry Master’s in Nursing Info Session
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Direct-Entry Master’s in Nursing Info Session Apr 24 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
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Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC Apr 24 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions Panel
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Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions Panel Apr 24 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Recent Discoveries from the Archaeology of Mission Sites in the Mangareva Islands of Polynesia
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Recent Discoveries from the Archaeology of Mission Sites in the Mangareva Islands of Polynesia Apr 24 Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Organic/Inorganic/Materials Chemistry Seminar
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Organic/Inorganic/Materials Chemistry Seminar Apr 24 Lillis Business Complex