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Our liberal arts concentration includes interdisciplinary course options in other departments, such as history, sociology and political science to give students a well-rounded educational experience. This concentration is designed to be flexible, for students who are double-majoring or who plan to go to graduate school in the arts and sciences.

Students double-majoring in International Business (BSBA-International Business concentration) and World Languages and Cultures (BA-French, Italian or Spanish concentrations) may count twelve credits of IB major concentration courses towards the Interdisciplinary courses requirement of the WLC French, Italian or Spanish flowsheets. Six credits of advanced language courses may count towards both the WLC advanced language major requirement courses and the IB concentration electives. Visit the catalog for additional details.

This track is designed for those who will use Spanish in a professional field, such business, law, health services, social services, and technical professions and includes courses in translation and interpretation, as well as advanced language and culture courses.


Why Study Spanish?

Spanish is a major world language. It is the language of over 400 million people in over 20 countries and the second most spoken language in the United States. Hispanics have recently become the largest minority in our country and will comprise a quarter of the U.S. population in just a few decades. For these reasons Spanish is the most studied foreign language in the country and there is a high demand for people who can communicate in Spanish, as well as for people who can teach it.

Native speakers of Spanish are encouraged to continue their studies of Spanish at the undergraduate level in order to acquire professional-level writing skills in Spanish and to deepen their knowledge of hispanic literatures and cultures, much like native speakers of English who continue to study English composition and literature in college.  

Choosing to major or minor in Spanish can result in employment opportunities in many areas such as business, government, health or social services, in addition to teaching, translating and interpreting, especially when combined with a minor or a second major.

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