The Spanish major provides you with the opportunity to learn the second most spoken language of the international community. Currently, more than 10% of Americans consider Spanish their first language and at least 500 million people worldwide practice fluency. The ability to speak Spanish is becoming a helpful and even necessary part of some fields, including economics, business, medicine, social sciences, criminal justice, and ministry.

Program Highlights

QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS WHO ARE NATIVE SPEAKERS

STUDY ABROAD IN SPAIN OR LATIN AMERICA

DOUBLE MAJOR & INTERNSHIP CHOICES

What Will I Learn?

Upon mastering conversation, reading, and composition, you will be immersed in the study of Hispanic literature—all the while continuing to improve your communication skills. Courses, such as Hispanic Linguistics and Spanish for Professionals, round out the offerings. All upper-level classes are conducted in Spanish and include regular discussion and integrative study.

Where Can It Take Me?

Internships

  • Family Catholic Center
  • Antigua, Guatemala
  • Avila, Spain

Careers

  • Careers
  • Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Government
  • Criminal Justice
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Translation and interpreting
  • Tourism
  • International Business
  • Translation

Grad Schools

  • University of Albany
  • University of Buffalo
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Syracuse University

Who Will I Meet?

Rebecca Dolloff, 2019

I am finishing up a BA in Spanish Language and Literature and a minor in TESOL. I am so thankful for my time at Roberts and the people who have made this experience. I consider Roberts my second home, filled with friends and faculty who are like family. Classes within my major here have always been small, but that's one of the biggest benefits of the program. I am able to speak one-on-one with my professor and volunteer a lot in class, something that's very beneficial when pursuing a language degree. The opportunities to study abroad here are phenomenal and I wouldn't trade my semester in Spain for the world. I have always felt supported academically, spiritually, and simply as a young adult trying to figure things out. 


Alumni Success

Liz Thrush '10

Pan American Health Organization/World
Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)

Kaylee Engle

Bilingual Writer/Editor
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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Adolescence Education Spanish - Want to teach Spanish? The Adolescence Education Spanish major is designed specifically for students looking to become a Spanish teacher at the junior high/high school level.
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