According to Babbel.com, if you want "a language that will open up whole continents to you, Spanish is your best bet."
With about 400 million speakers in 2018, Spanish is the primary language of South, Central, and Latin American countries. It's also widely spoken by a growing population of people living in major metropolitan areas and smaller communities across the United States.
Gain the knowledge, language proficiency, cultural competency, and new perspectives about the culture, heritage, and history of Spanish-speaking peoples. Get the skills and experience you need to communicate with Spanish speakers, both at home and abroad.
Understanding and having a strong command of the Spanish language is a valuable skill for employment in nearly any field.
In fact, labor and employment experts report median salaries for employees who speak more than one language are five to 20 percent higher than the salaries of those who speak just one language.
Our expert faculty will challenge and encourage you with their native and near-native Spanish language competence. Thanks to small class sizes, you'll get one-on-one faculty attention and mentoring.
In addition, you'll be encouraged to study-abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. We offer both short-term study abroad courses and semester-based programs that can include internships. Marian also has foreign exchange programs with universities in Spain and other countries. Talk with your academic advisor about study-abroad options.
To earn a Spanish studies minor, you will complete at least 18 credits of Spanish courses, including:
You'll also complete nine (9) credits of Spanish electives. You can choose from courses like:
For complete course descriptions, please review our undergraduate course catalog.
Depending on your major and career goals, earning a minor in Spanish studies is useful if you want to:
While your career options are, in large part, determined by your major and bachelor's degree program, this minor is practical and useful for careers in virtually any field where knowledge of and the ability to communicate in Spanish would add value.
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