Academic Major in Spanish-Latin American Studies
An interdisciplinary major in Spanish-Latin American Studies complements Westminster’s vision of preparing students for success in a challenging international world. It recognizes the reality that the United States is the second largest Spanish speaking country and that the Spanish language and culture have a legacy of enriching our local communities. After English, Spanish is the common language of the United States, especially in Texas, Florida, New York, California, the Southwest, and, of course, Utah.
If you speak Spanish you will enrich your life experiences by being able to communicate with 500 million people worldwide. Imagine the professional and personal opportunities, whether you are seeking a job in the global economy, reading great literature, or appreciating foreign films. Spanish is the official language of 20 Latin American countries, Spain, some parts of Africa and the second most used language in international communication.
A major in Spanish-Latin American Studies can lead to a career in foreign trade, international banking, education, medicine, nursing, social work, government, theology, law and legal services, translation/interpretation, media/public relations, and tourism. Proficiency in the Spanish language combined with knowledge of Hispanic culture can also improve your chances of acceptance into graduate school.