School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Spanish

A major in Spanish offers students a triple focus: language, culture, and literature. After successful completion of the program, majors will be equipped to do the following:

  • Comprehend and interpret written and spoken language.
  • Express themselves in the written and spoken word of that language.
  • Have a fundamental understanding of the literature and civilizations of the countries represented by the target language.
  • Value other cultures as fellow global citizens.
  • Develop skills to function successfully in cross-cultural environments.

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Program Options

How can I get involved in the Spanish program?

Major

This program is offered in a 3-year and 4-year track for graduation.

Complementary Major

A complementary major in Spanish gives you the strength and exposure of a full major, but without the requirement of additional study in a third language. It also requires you to complete a study abroad experience. Many students of pre-med, nursing, business, global business, computer science, ministry and other majors complete this complementary major, as well. A complementary major gives you additional marketability when you begin your job search after graduation.

Minor

The Spanish minor requires students to take 18 hours of Spanish courses beyond the Elementary Spanish level, including Spanish Composition and Spanish Conversation.

Classes

What classes will I take?

  • Spanish Composition
  • Spanish Conversation
  • Spanish Civilization and Culture
  • Spanish-American Civilization

View the courses required for the Spanish Major.

View the courses required for the Spanish Complementary Major.

Careers

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

  • Bilingual Educator
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Immigration Officer
Experience
  • Study Abroad programming with more than 30 locations around the world.
  • Tri-S trips (a short-term learning service program).
  • Local opportunities to interact with members in the community.
  • Language opportunities with Spanish chapel services and immersion nights (social events where no English is spoken).