Spanish - FAQ's
What skills do I need to succeed?
Students interested in a Spanish major should have the time to commit to learning a foreign language and to understanding different cultures. Having at least two years of Spanish in high school is helpful, but not required.
What will I learn?
Spanish majors will develop fluency in the Spanish language - the ability to read, write, and speak the language well. An understanding of Spanish grammar, literature, and culture, plus an interdisciplinary use of world languages is also developed.
What opportunities are there for internships or other hands-on learning experiences?
As Spanish is an "enhancing field," there is a wide spectrum of hands-on learning experiences. Any internship in which time is spent working with people is both helpful and advantageous.
What are some possible entry-level careers with a degree in this field?
Any type of career where translating may be necessary is a good field. Healthcare, business, social services, law enforcement, and education all need those who have a command of the Spanish language. Many Spanish majors go onto graduate school.
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