If you appreciate language, culture, and travel, a bachelor’s degree in Spanish could be a great choice for you. Spanish majors attain advanced language skills in the second most spoken language in the world. Students who already have Spanish language skills can accelerate through the curriculum via several credit-by-exam opportunities. The curriculum provides high quality, practical instruction according to the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Whether you are a native Spanish speaker or a non-native speaker, the BA in Spanish will prepare you to speak, read, and write Spanish at advanced levels and will open the door to a wide variety of careers, both in the U.S. and abroad.
I am thankful to have the Spanish faculty to help me through my years at UMHB. They are always available and make their students a top priority. Their goal to help students learn the Spanish language and culture is apparent through their willingness to serve.
Why should I choose Spanish?
Knowing Spanish makes you more employable and promotable in careers that require interaction with others in a cross-cultural setting.
What are some courses I will take?
- Spanish for Missions
- Spanish for Heritage Speakers
- Spanish for Careers
- Spanish Culture and Civilization
- Spanish Literature
After completing his BA degree with a double major in Communications and Spanish, Spencer Turner '13 earned his JD at Baylor Law School. Today he works as an associate attorney at Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP in Dallas, focusing on estate planning, probate and fiduciary litigation, and business representation. “The Spanish program broadened my perspective of different cultures, and I have greater empathy for the different communities that make up Dallas and the surrounding areas today as a result,” he says. “Being bilingual improves your ability to process information and think critically—skills that are important in the legal profession and many other areas of our society.”
What are some career options?
Spanish majors can choose many career paths:
- Health Care
Who is hiring UMHB students?
UMHB Spanish students have found success in business, missions work, law, ministry in churches, and social service agencies.
Where can I go to grad school?
Many Spanish students have continued their education at these schools:
- Baylor University
- Texas State University
- North Texas State
- University of Texas
- University of Texas at San Antonio
Why study Spanish at UMHB?
UMHB students have opportunities to learn Spanish through a variety of study abroad trips including Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Spain.
The degree program allows students to advance rapidly through their degree plan through credit-by-exam options if that is what they wish to do.
The program offers opportunities for students to publish their writings in a literary journal.
Students can make friends and enjoy Spanish cultural activities through organizations such as Spanish Club and the Hispanic Student Association.