With more than 570 million Spanish speakers located around the world, having the ability to read, write and converse in Spanish has countless benefits, both personally and professionally.
What is a Spanish Major?
The Spanish major and minor programs at Saint Joseph’s University focus on language, literature, culture and linguistics related to Spanish spoken in Spain, Latin America and the United States. Small class sizes allow for the individual attention necessary to acquire a new language. Learning resources include multimedia classrooms and a language lab to provide you with the support needed to succeed.
What Can You Do with a Major in Spanish?
Several Spanish majors and minors at Saint Joseph's University go on to become college professors or teach in elementary and secondary schools. Others have pursued advanced degrees in law, social sciences, linguistics and international relations. Many other students use Spanish in their work with non-profit organizations throughout the Hispanic world or with Spanish-speaking communities in the greater Philadelphia area.
Spanish majors at Saint Joseph's University are well-equipped to pursue careers in business, government, education and more. Spanish majors have gone on to pursue successful careers as the following:
- Foreign exchange trader
- Translator or interpreter
- International relations consultant
- Foreign correspondent
- International account manager
- Spanish teacher or professor
- National security agent
- International banking officer
- Immigration officer
How Will a Degree in Spanish from Saint Joseph's University Prepare You for a Future Career?
Most Spanish majors choose to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country to develop linguistic and cultural fluency. Graduates develop language proficiency, along with the critical thinking and analytical skills that benefit careers in international relations, journalism, education, medicine, business, law and government.