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From helping students learn a second language to working to improve economic and social conditions in developing countries, those that understand Spanish language and culture strive to make a difference in the lives of others each day.

College of Liberal Arts

The undergraduate degree program in Spanish is part of the College of Liberal Arts, which is about making connections freely—exploring human achievement, examining the past critically and discovering ways to build upon it, and understanding yourself and our diverse world in order to transform it.

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  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Certificate
  • Graduate Program
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

About the major.

With a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the Mount, you’ll develop proficiency in all four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – and enhance your knowledge of the cultures of Spanish-speaking people. You’ll be able to express yourself clearly in written or spoken Spanish and understand the language in a variety of contexts. You’ll even improve your creative, analytic and problem-solving skills.

You’ll study the literature, culture, religion and art from periods in Spanish history from the Golden Age to the Enlightenment to modern day, as well as explore Latin American civilization from pre-Columbian times to the contemporary period. Additional courses will also cover cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America such as music, cuisine, film, drama, geography, society and current issues, along with Spanish as it relates to business and political science. Courses in Spanish and Latin American women writers, short stories and novels, and works adapted to cinema are also available.

As an important complement to your time spent on campus, you’re encouraged to study abroad. You’ll have opportunities to visit, study and perform service-learning work in places such as Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Spain. You’ll have an immersive atmosphere to practice your foreign language skills, gain valuable cultural insights and make lasting personal relationships.

These practical skills will enable you to work both in non-English-speaking countries as well as with people domestically who do not speak English. With a Spanish degree from the Mount, you’ll be able to pursue a career as an international relations specialist with a government agency, a translator at a health care facility, or serve with a volunteer organization abroad.

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Lina Guerrero Mount St. Mary's University Class of 2017

The Mount allowed me to think more deeply about the issues we see in our communities, to ask why things are the way they are, and to discover how the people in those communities are affected. This way of thinking led me to want a service and justice oriented career.

Lina Guerrero, C'17 Youth programs coordinator, Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Where Spanish majors go.

Mount graduates with a degree in Spanish have joined organizations such as:

  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • U.S. Air Force

And have gone on to graduate school at such institutions as:

  • University of Pennsylvania
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About the minor.

A Spanish minor at the Mount pairs well with many majors. Combine with a political science degree and pursue a career working to improve human rights and international law, an environmental science major and work on sustainability in Latin America, or a business degree and seek a career in international trade policy.

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