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Spanish Program Overview

Through the study of the Spanish language, literature and history of other cultures, students gain a heightened sensitivity to the use of their native language and a greater appreciation for the world’s diversity. Our majors are well-prepared to enter the global society of the 21st century.

After completing SPAN 2000 or its equivalent, students should begin their major/minor by enrolling in Advanced Spanish Skills I and II (3010 and 3020). Then, students may complete their degree requirements by taking a range of literature, civilization and culture classes or by concentrating on the use of the language in a particular field such as business or healthcare.

The major prepares students to communicate in Spanish in a wide variety of occupations. Spanish majors may choose to pursue licensure to teach through the School of Education or pursue careers in business, government services, intelligence, interpreting, and translation. An immersion experience in a Spanish-only environment is required and must be pre-approved by King University Center for Study Abroad.

Program Highlights

  • Travel opportunities to Spain, Mexico, or other Latin America countries
  • Study abroad with partner universities throughout Latin America and Spain
  • Double major with another degree, such as business or nursing, to make you more marketable
Potential Jobs for Spanish Majors
InterpreterPeace Corps
Teach for AmericaBusiness

Spanish Coursework

  • To view all required courses for a BA in Spanish, click here.
  • To view all required courses for a Minor in Spanish, click here.
  • To view course descriptions, click here.
Questions? Contact our faculty.
Beatriz Macione
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Chair, Languages and Literatures Department, Professor of Spanish
Ana George
Assistant Professor of Spanish