University of Puerto Rico’s Mayagüez campus is located in the country’s third-largest city, considered to be the “capital” of the west coast. As a strategic seaport, Mayagüez has an international and cosmopolitan flair. The city also boasts an impressive arts scene, with the historic Teatro Yagüez at the center of it all. A large student population means there is always something going on in Mayagüez, with the many nightlife and restaurant options especially popular among the university crowd. Just minutes outside of the city, white sand beaches make for a perfect daytrip.

Founded in 1903, the University of Puerto Rico is the main public university system of Puerto Rico. The university is comprised of eleven campuses throughout the country, two of which (Rio Piedras and Mayagüez) are open to ISEP students. Mayagüez is the second-largest campus in the university system in terms of student population, and also hosts the university’s agricultural sciences and ABET-accredited engineering programs. University of Puerto Rico is ranked as the 42nd best university in Latin America by QS World University Rankings

ISEP students immerse themselves in Puerto Rican culture and daily life by taking university classes with local students and living in a student apartment in the community. The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. UPR has a "buddy system" to help connect ISEP students with local students and adjust to life in Mayaguez!

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Course Description

UPR-Mayagüez consists of four major Colleges: Agricultural Sciences, Arts & Sciences, Business Administration and Engineering. 

University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez offers a variety of courses taught in Spanish. A selection of courses taught in English are available in the fields of engineering, business, physical sciences and humanities.

View the list of degree programs offered at UPR-Mayagüez. Only "Bachilleratos" (undergraduate degrees) are available to ISEP students. Click on the degree name for more information and course plans. 

Complete course catalogs are available by year. Students may also use the Oferta de cursos to view availability of courses and timetables by semester. 

ISEP students may be particularly interested in Spanish language and Latin American culture courses in the Hispanic studies department (click here for syllabi).  

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University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez

The University of Puerto Rico was created by an act of the Legislative Assembly on March 12, 1903 emerging as an outgrowth of the Normal School, which had been established...


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture

  • Biology:

    Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Marine Sciences

  • Business

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Rhetoric and Composition Writing

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Mathematics Recommended!

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Marine Resources Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies


  • Physical Sciences: Recommended!

    Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Social Sciences

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher

(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture: Recommended!

    Agricultural Business Operations Agricultural Economics Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Agronomy and Crop Science Animal Sciences Horticulture Operations Soil Sciences

  • Area Studies: Recommended!

    Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Chicano Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American Studies

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Marine Sciences

  • Business: Recommended!

    Business Management Economics Finance Human Resources Management Management Information Systems Marketing

  • Education

    Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    French Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences

    Nursing Science

  • History

  • Mathematics

  • Military Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Art Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Other Academic Conditions

Enrollment in courses in the following fields may be limited due to space availability: biology, chemistry, physics, business administration (accounting and computer systems), psychology and modern languages.

All students must submit an ISEP Language Evaluation for Spanish with their ISEP application. Students enrolling in courses taught in Spanish should have a B1 level. Students enrolling mainly in courses taught in English should have an A2 level. A full course load in English is not guaranteed. 

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