Spanish Major/Minor

Estudios Españoles (Spanish Studies)

Sharpen your Spanish language skills while learning about Spanish history and multiple Spanish cultures. Developing a proficiency in Spanish will allow you to connect with over 400 million native speakers. Spanish courses at Taylor focus on advanced Spanish fluency, the ability to communicate well, and the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries.

The ability to speak Spanish pairs well with a desire to reach and work with people from other cultures. Combine this major with another to multiply your professional opportunities in career fields such as business, ministry, communication, social work, and education.

Cultural Immersion

To ensure a hands-on learning experience, the Spanish major requires an immersive semester in a Spanish-speaking country to help you better grasp the concepts from your Taylor Spanish classes and take another step toward becoming bilingual. Take Spanish history, literature, culture, and communication classes in foreign locations, such as Spain, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, among others.

Benefits of a Spanish Degree

Spanish is one of the top five languages in the world and is rapidly becoming necessary for a broad spectrum of careers. Bilingual graduates interested in living abroad will have greater opportunities in Central or South America or the Caribbean after learning Spanish. With the drastic and continuing growth of Spanish use in the United States, a Spanish degree also will open many domestic employment opportunites.

Some career opportunities with a degree in Spanish are:

  • Education: Bilingual Educator/Professor
  • Business: International Relations Consultant, Publishing Specialist, Foreign Correspondent
  • Communication/Tourism: Travel Agent, Translator/Interpreter
  • Government: National Security Agent, Immigration Officer, Court Interpreter, Foreign Diplomat/Service Officer, UNESCO Official, Cultural Attaché, FBI Agent
  • Public Health: Health Services Assistant, Medical Research Writer, Missionary
Minor in Spanish

Whether you’re pursuing a career in business, missions, communications, or government, a Spanish minor will strengthen your language skills and deepen your cultural understanding to further qualify you for your role. Take the core language requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree, then complete your minor with a study abroad experience.

Spanish Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Contact the Modern Languages Program

Dr. A. Chin Chang, Department Chair of Modern Languages

Pamela Pegg, English and Modern Languages Program Assistant