Why Study Spanish at Virginia Tech?
Gain unparalleled learning experiences as you participate in internships, research, and study abroad. Learn to adapt to cross-cultural roles throughout your career. You'll graduate with a highly marketable skill and an enriched appreciation of Spanish-American culture.
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Study Abroad Programs
Careers and Further Study
What can you do with a major in Spanish?
Jobs Held by Our Graduates
- FBI Linguist
- Publishing Specialist
- Technical Writer
- Translator or Interpreter
- Hospitality and Tourism Manager
- Foreign Services Officer
- Foreign Correspondent
- Cultural Events Liaison
- International Exchange Trader
- International Banking Officer
Beyond the Classroom
Join the chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, which coordinates service projects, events, and Spanish tutoring.
Practice your conversational skills with our Spanish Club during monthly activities and "Hablamos Groups." Learn Flamenco and other Spanish dances by joining Olé at VT. The options are endless.
Get two weeks of complete Spanish immersion without leaving Virginia. Each summer, you can meet with an intensive class for three hours per day for 15 days. In addition to class time and coursework, you'll participate in our extracurricular activities. You can earn up to six hours of undergraduate or graduate academic credit.
El Camino de Santiago
Walk to school through exciting geographical regions of Spain, from the blistering heat of the Meseta Plateau to the refreshing eucalyptus forests of Galicia.
Virginia Tech in Spain
Study at the Estudio Sampere (EIS) in Madrid and be centrally located with access to stores, museums, and restaurants. Each weekend, enjoy cultural tours of Spain.
Ecuador Exchange Program
Spend one or more semesters studying at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador. You'll be located just outside of the historic capital city of Quito.
Oviedo Exchange Program
Study as an exchange student at the Universidad de Oviedo. Oviedo is a small university town in the northern Spanish community of Asturias.
The Global Education Office will also work with you to consider studying in other countries or programs.
What You'll Study
Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages Degree
- Including Virginia Tech's Pathways
Spanish Major Requirements
- Spanish for Oral Proficiency
- Spanish-American Culture and Literature
- Sounds of Spanish
- Introduction to Spanish Translation
- Spanish for the Medical Professions
- Spanish for the Business Professions
Minor and Elective Hours
Our program gives you the opportunity to build knowledge in another area by pursuing a minor, double major, or cognate.
B.A. Foreign Languages
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