What can you do with a Spanish major?
A Spanish major provides students with language skills that will prove useful in many professional occupations. With its emphases on research, writing and creative and analytical thought, the Spanish major prepares students for graduate studies in Spanish and most professional schools, including law, business, education, medicine, and for work in professions. Many Spanish majors combine their studies with other areas to prepare for career opportunities in international business, government, travel or communications:
GOVERNMENT: Diplomat; translator, interpreter, CIA-FBI linguist, Government research specialist; Immigration and Naturalization Service; Bureau of Narcotics; Armed forces; Department of Treasury; all levels of government in areas with large immigrant population.
SOCIAL SERVICE: Law enforcement; welfare; health services; income tax consultant; missionary, minister; nursing; medical research writer; vocational counselor.
EDUCATION: Teacher; translator; editor; textbook author.
SCIENTIFIC FIELDS: Technical writer, translator; researcher; technical liaison for U.S. firms abroad; archaeology; museum work; medicine.
BUSINESS: International law, banking; U.S. representative for foreign company; patent attorney; representative for U.S. firm abroad.
COMMUNICATIONS: Journalism: foreign correspondent, photographer, writer, editor; TV or radio writer, reporter, technician, executive; CNN, network reporter, video crew; editor; translator; advertiser for ethnic, foreign markets; film, entertainment; interpreter; international telephone operator.
· 120 total hours to graduate.
1. 6 credits of advanced Spanish (SPAN 3301 and 3302)
2. 6 credits of junior-level Introduction to Hispanic literature and Introduction to Spanish linguistics (SPAN 3308 and 3310)
3. 3 credits of Hispanic Civilization (SPAN 3321)
4. 3 credits of Spanish Literature
5. 3 credits of Latin American Literature
6. 3 credits of Spanish Linguistics
6. 6 additional credits at the upper level to be chosen by the student according to his/her specific concentration of studies
· The minor in Spanish consists of the following core courses: SPAN 3301, 3302, 3308, and 3310. In addition, students will take two (2) more courses at 4000 level for a total of 18 credits. These two courses can be chosen from the the following groups: Latin American literature, Spanish literature, or Spanish linguistics. Note: Read prerequisites for each course.