Why choose
Spanish?

I want to communicate with patients in both English and Spanish to improve health care for underserved communities.

A cutting-edge degree program in the heart of the Southwest

Choose Spanish and a degree path that works for you

Spanish Major

Choose an emphasis in literature, linguistics, translation & interpretation, or Spanish and Portuguese. Any path allows you to grow your language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese as well as build a better understanding of the culture behind the language.

 Spanish Majors Choose From 5 Emphases

Spanish Minor

Choose an emphasis in literature, linguistics, translation & interpretation, or Spanish and Portuguese. Any path allows you to grow your language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese as well as build a better understanding of the culture behind the language.

Online Degree

Choose an emphasis in literature, linguistics, translation & interpretation, or Spanish and Portuguese. Any path allows you to grow your language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese as well as build a better understanding of the culture behind the language.

Double Major

Choose an emphasis in literature, linguistics, translation & interpretation, or Spanish and Portuguese. Any path allows you to grow your language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese as well as build a better understanding of the culture behind the language.

Spanish & Portuguese

The Spanish Major with Portuguese Emphasis completes course work in language, literature, linguistics and culture in both languages, which are both among the world’s most spoken languages, with nearly 700 million native speakers combined.

Translation & Interpretation

One of few undergraduate programs of its kind in the country, the interdisciplinary curriculum is taught by experienced faculty who have worked as certified court and medical interpreters.

Hispanic Linguistics

Students explore how language is formulated and organized in our brains, what Spanish structures are possible and why, and how sounds are organized, produced and perceived.

Hispanic Literature

This major track offers students innovative courses in Spanish that help hone their skills in intercultural communication. Courses focus on a variety of regions, subjects and perspectives.

Spanish Generalist

The versatile core curriculum includes courses in grammar and writing, conversation, literature, linguistics and translation and interpretation. Then, through a broad slate of electives, students have the opportunity to design an academic experience that complements their professional goals.

I am eager to enter the workforce with what I’ve gained from the College.

Mely Bohlman | Spanish & Portuguese, Environmental Science

Is Spanish your first language? or your family’s?

Our Spanish for Heritage Learners program is one of the most established and comprehensive programs of its kind devoted to the teaching of Spanish to LatinX students from different regions of the United States. Students with existing language skills and familiarity with Spanish find success in this program by refining their language skills and deepening their connections to the literature, history and culture of their heritage.

Karina M Rodriguez
Recruitment Coordinator

Want to learn more about our Spanish program?

We believe our Spanish and Portuguese program not only provides a dynamic, thought-provoking education but also a path to a fulfilling career. Get in touch with our coordinator, Karina, and she can help find the best formula for you.

 

As a Spanish student, you’ll find a community of support and opportunity 

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Understand the meaning of “Pura Vida,” by living like a “Tico” in beautiful Costa Rica.

Located only 35 km northeast of Madrid, Alcalá de Henares has a student population of 17,000 and offers theaters, shopping, concerts and an active nightlife.

Situated between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, you’ll learn local “modismos” with your Chilean host family and explore the twin cities of Viña and Valpo during this semester-long experience.

Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture by living with a local family and exploring this beautiful country through cultural excursions

Clubs

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Hands-On Learning Internships

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Scholarships

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Scholarships
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Alumni Careers

Knowing more than one language enhances employment opportunities in government, business, law, medicine and health care, teaching, technology, the military, communications, social service, marketing, etc. A lot of options, right? Apart from the language, the critical thinking, problem-solving skills and intercultural competence that comes from studying Spanish will benefit you no matter what career you pursue.

Melissa Pitts

Melissa Pitts
B.A. Spanish 2007
B.A. Latin American Studies 2007
Account Director | FCB NEW YORK

“Having a background in humanities allows me to have a more profound connection with my clients and their constituencies. With demographics becoming much more diverse, having a degree in Spanish gave me the background and platform to provide sound client advice when marketing to the Latino community through TV, print, digital and radio communication channels.”

Timothy Tiutan

Timothy Tiutan
B.A. Spanish 2012
B.S. Health Sciences 2012
M.D. Medicine 2016

Resident Physician | NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

“Pursuing degrees in both physiology and Spanish linguistics allows me to have a deeper connection with my patients today. Living in New York City as a physician, it is crucial for me to be able to communicate with people from all backgrounds – particularly the Latino community.”

Beatriz Jimenez-Villanueva

Beatriz Jimenez-Villanueva
M.A. Spanish 2009
Ph.D. Spanish 2015
CEO | GUADABROAD

“Thanks to my education in the Humanities I have reached more than 15 years of experience in international and Study Abroad education in Spain, Chile and the USA.”

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