The purpose of the Spanish Major Program is to enable students to achieve competence in all language skills: reading, speaking, writing and listening by developing an understanding of the Spanish language and culture. A major in Spanish will offer students enrichment on the diverse realm of Spain and Spanish American Literature, culture, and linguistics.
The Spanish Major is an appropriate choice for students who intend to enter graduate studies in Spanish or related fields (higher education, administration, institutional research and development, law, philosophy, theology, etc.). The major is also appropriate for students who intend to pursue non-teaching careers requiring highly develop Spanish skills in interpretation, translation, and communication (health positions, editing, management,sales, etc.).
Study abroad programs are also available to provide students valuable hands-on Spanish speaking and culture experience that will make them competitive in the job market.