Enhance your ability to communicate on a multilingual level as a USJ Spanish major.

The study of another language will expand your cultural awareness and sharpen your communication skills, enabling you to compete on a global level.

Our program goes beyond the study of a language and incorporates the study of the many Hispanic cultures. 

USJ Spanish Program Benefits:

  • An Interdisciplinary Curriculum
You will learn to speak, read, and write with conversational ease as you study Spanish in cultural, literary, and historical contexts. Our curriculum recommends related courses in art history, business, political science and literature.

  • Program Options
    USJ also offers a traditional minor in Spanish Language, as well as a minor and certificate program in Latino Community Practice, a professional credential for students who wish to gain social science research skills and Spanish language fluency in order to work with the Latino population.

  • Study Abroad
Spanish majors spend a semester or year abroad as part of a cultural internship. This invaluable experience provides the opportunity to live and study in a Spanish-speaking country.

  • Professional Opportunity
    With a Spanish major, you can work in the fields of education, government, business and human services. Graduates have secured employment as teachers, translators and representatives at Epcot Center, the International Development Bank, and public and private schools throughout the region.


Diana Valencia, Ph.D.
Chair, Culture, Arts and Languages
[email protected]

Career Opportunities for Spanish Majors:


  • Export/Import Representative
  • Foreign Creditor
  • Trade Analyst
  • Translator


  • Announcer (Media)
  • Professor
  • Teacher


  • Customs Inspector
  • Diplomat
  • Embassy Personnel
  • FBI Agent
  • Foreign Service Representative
  • Immigration Supervisor
  • Interpreter
  • National Security Agency
  • United Nations Representative/Guide

Human Services

  • Counselor
  • Criminal Investigator
  • ESL Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Human Resources