Gain a significant advantage in employability when you obtain cultural and linguistic proficiency in one of the most spoken languages in the world.
Whether you're pursuing global career opportunities or building on your passion for language and culture, studying Spanish gives you valuable practical and analytical skills. A background in Spanish language and culture helps you prepare for a career or future graduate work in sports management, medicine, law, criminal justice, pharmacy, business, banking and more.
Enjoy the program's multiple experiential learning opportunities, from service learning to study abroad.
Expand a Degree
Find a natural fit with a double major or concentration in business, medicine, law, education and other fields.
Practice skills in community settings with a large population of Spanish speakers in the Columbia area and beyond.
Add the foreign language education minor to your Spanish concentration to gain language teaching skills.
What You’ll Study
Develop your Spanish language skills at an advanced level in a large, thriving program with numerous courses and talented professors from around the world, covering centuries of knowledge and multiple continents. Learn many transferable skills appropriate for future graduate work and employment. Practice conversational Spanish with experiences at home or abroad.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures
Handling sensitive or delicate situations with tact, sensitivity and professionalism
Foreign Language Skills
Communicating effectively to understand different cultures and foster global connections
Studying past events, analyzing their context and comprehending their significance and impact
International and Domestic Business
Building relationships and conducting transactions across borders
Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Business Executive
- Health Care Worker
- Nonprofits and NGOs