The Spanish major enhances students’ cultural awareness and understanding for success in our diverse world. The Spanish major combines in-class curriculum with real-world experiential learning through literature, history, translation, and opportunities to study abroad. Students graduating with a degree in Spanish have a competitive edge in a variety of fields such as business, international development, social service, education, and marketing as well as in the many regions of the United States that are home to large Spanish-speaking communities.
Spanish Major Quick Facts
- The major in Spanish consists of 30 or 32 semester hours of study in the target language, depending on the student’s point of entry into the program.
- Spanish majors must complete a minimum of 5 semester hours in a department-approved study abroad program in Spain and Latin America as part of the total hours for the major.
- Teaching Assistant from Spain assists with conversation classes and cultural events.
- Awards and Internships are available through the Department.
- Ohio Teacher Licensure in Spanish is available to students who want to teach at the K-12 level.
- Alpha Mu Gamma is a national foreign language honorary. Exceptional world language students are invited to join by the Department.
- Hispanic Organization Latin America (H.O.L.A.) is a student-led organization on campus that seeks to educate the community on Hispanic culture and diversity on the University of Mount Union campus.
- Study Abroad Club is a student-led organization that promotes international education.
- The North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain scholarship program is available to students.