Spanish is the national language in 19 countries and is the fourth most spoken language in the world. In a few years, 35 percent of Americans will speak Spanish as their first language, emphasizing the importance of communicating with this population. With a degree in Spanish, you’ll expand your career options and cultural competency.
Among the requirements for the Spanish major are courses in language skills as well as courses in Latin American and Peninsular Spanish literature and linguistics. These courses provide the broadest possible exposure to the many aspects of Hispanic language and civilization, from the medieval epic of the Cid through Cervantes and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and such contemporary writers as García Lorca, Borges, Isabel Allende, Rosario Castellanos, and García Márquez.
Because of the growing importance of Spanish in this country, career opportunities for majors are stronger and more varied than ever. Our graduates are working in businesses with Latin American connections, in law offices with Hispanic clients, and as health professionals, sociologists, teachers, coaches, and law enforcement personnel. Some continue their studies in graduate schools; Miami's well-regarded MA program in Spanish now offers a five-year BA/MA option for the strongest students who may apply to the program in their junior year.
Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.
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I studied abroad both in Spain and Peru. The first excursion was in Oviedo … it was a great immersion in a lovely little city. My second adventure was in Peru — incredible people, rich in culture, and the most amazing food.
Alyssa Hopun ’13
Social innovation leader, Community Empowerment Solutions Nicaragua
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