The University of Illinois at Chicago’s mission underscores the goal of educating global citizens equipped to thrive in diverse cultural contexts. The Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies takes up this challenge and makes it the philosophical core of all of its programs.

Our programs, undergraduate and graduate, are nurturing and stimulating places to grow intellectually and discover the significant opportunities that a major, double- major, minor or graduate degree in Hispanic and Italian Studies make possible for your professional advancement.

The Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies is a member of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics. The School is comprised of six independent departments and three academic programs, creating a collaborative environment and offering the opportunity for interdisciplinary study.