Immerse yourself in Spanish language and literature at UND, where we believe that language and culture are inseparable.
Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. A major or minor in this influential language gives you a significant edge in just about any career.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
- 120 (major)
Why Study Spanish at UND?
With more than 450 million native Spanish speakers worldwide, Spanish language and cultures play a pivotal role in the global economy. Hispanic arts, architecture, literature, cinema, cuisine and popular culture are increasingly influential around the world.
Studying Spanish enriches your life and enhances your professional opportunities. Whether you choose to major or minor in Spanish, your coursework will combine language and culture to prepare you to communicate with Spanish speakers in the United States or abroad.
Many Spanish students at UND combine their Spanish studies with another area of study. For example:
- Health care professions
- Social sciences
- Criminal justice
- Political science
- International studies
We also offer a Spanish teaching track that meets the requirements for licensure set by the State of North Dakota.
Immerse yourself in Spanish with a study-abroad experience in Spain, Chile, Peru or beyond
Take courses on a variety of topics such as Spanish and Spanish-American film, pop culture in the Hispanic world, bilingualism in Spanish America, and translation.
Join the Organization of Latino Americans, our campus club that promotes Hispanic culture, and participate in weekly gatherings of the Mesa Española.
Enjoy Spanish-language movies on campus through our Hispanic Film Series
Explore the UND library's rich collection of Spanish-language resources
No matter your career path, a degree in Spanish gives you an edge in the job market. Many institutions are actively seeking Spanish-speaking employees because they are legally required to offer services in Spanish. It also gives you the cultural and linguistic competencies to bridge cultural gaps in the workplace and provide a fresh perspective.
Spanish majors are equipped for almost any career, including:
- Health sciences
- Social services
- Business and finance
- Government agency (FBI, CIA, Department of Defense, Department of State)
- Human Resources
UND Spanish Major Alumni
Spanish alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Altru Health System
- All About Kids, Inc.
- Allina Health System
- Arlington Public Schools
- Best Buy Co., Inc.