Professional Spanish: Modern Languages and Cultures

Offered by: Languages, Literatures, Culture and Writing

Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of the US population. Because of the resulting increases in demand for Spanish speaking professionals in almost every industry, adding Spanish language courses to your major or minoring in Spanish will make you more marketable after graduation.

Studying Spanish develops your linguistic and communication skills, and increases your understanding of the Latino and Hispanic cultures. Spanish classes for your major or minor to complement another program such as Business, Criminal Justice, Athletic Training, Health and more.

SRU offers both a major and a minor in our Professional Spanish program.

Why Choose Professional Spanish?

Our professors are native or near-native speakers with extensive experience in Spanish-speaking countries and cultures. They incorporate the latest teaching methods technology effectively into the curriculum. In line with SRU's commitment to experiential learning, study abroad opportunities in Spain and Costa Rica are offered, as well as a full range of on-campus extracurricular activities.

What Will You Learn?

While oral proficiency is emphasized, you will also learn to communicate effectively in writing. Content areas include language, literature, and culture from over 20 countries. Our classes offer you the opportunity to experience the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world.

Careers In Professional Spanish

Employers are looking for bilingual people, and over 30 million people in the United States speak Spanish as a first language. In addition to traditional fields such as translation and interpreting, your career options include criminal justice, health, business, journalism and government.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Sigma Delta Pi (National Honorary)
  • Spanish Club
  • SOL (Student Organization of Latinos/Hispanics and Allies)