With more than 485 million speakers, Spanish is the primary language of South, Central, and Caribbean countries. It's also widely spoken by a growing population of people living in the United States.
Gain knowledge, language proficiency, cultural competency, and new perspectives about the cultures, heritage, and histories of Spanish-speaking peoples. Get the skills and experience you need to communicate with Spanish speakers, both at home and abroad.
Engaging with Spanish-speaking communities and cultures will broaden your perspective and set you up for success 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.
To earn a Spanish studies minor, you will complete at least 18 credits of Spanish courses, including:
You'll also complete 15 credits of Spanish electives. You can choose from courses like:
For complete course descriptions, please review our undergraduate course catalog.
A minor in Spanish studies is an excellent complement to any course of study. With this minor, you can:
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
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