Spanish

About

We offer a B.A. in Foreign Languages concentrating in Spanish as well as a minor in Spanish. We also offer the state’s only certificate program in Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation which can easily be pursued by Spanish majors or minors.

Our Spanish coursework encompasses language instruction as well as cultural education about Spain and Spanish-speaking cultures, including those within the United States. Please see the degree requirements and plan of study for more information.  

Why Study Spanish

Learning Spanish will greatly improve your employment and personal prospects throughout the globe. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world with over 400 million native speakers.

As economic growth projections throughout Latin America and the Caribbean continue to expand each year, Spanish-speaking countries represent valuable emerging markets with opportunities for bilingual speakers working in business and development.

Spanish is also widely spoken in the U.S.; over 37 million Americans speak Spanish at home and represent over a trillion dollars in purchasing power. These figures are projected to continue to increase over the next few decades so that by 2060 the U.S. will represent the largest Spanish speaking country in the world with over 128 million speakers.

In order to adapt to these growing demographics, many industries need bilingual speakers such as healthcare, management the law, business, finance, nonprofits and media. Choosing Spanish as a major or double-major will greatly boost your appeal to future employers and make you a more competitive candidate in the job market.  

Other Resources

Sigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honor Society)

Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española

Hispanic Society of America

King Juan Carlos of Spain Center

Spain-USA Foundation

Cervantes Institute

Spain Arts and Culture