Our undergraduate majors develop abilities in critical, analytical, and creative thinking, information management and research skills, argumentation and persuasion, organization and time management, and fluency in oral and written communication in Spanish or Portuguese.
These are necessary skills if you wish to pursue graduate work in the humanities and social sciences, and they are of tremendous value within the professional career paths of today’s globalized economy. A degree in Spanish or Portuguese can prepare you for an exciting career in many fields—from law, medicine, and business to research and development, culture and entertainment, sports, commerce, politics, and diplomacy.
The employment outlook for students with our degrees is positive. Spanish and Portuguese majors cultivate a global perspective that enables them to make analogies, respect cultural preferences, and organize detailed relevant information. Using your language skills to communicate and adjust to new environments allows you to build bridges and be competitive in business, education, social and government services, and other fields.