Imagine immersing yourself in Spanish language and culture and using that knowledge in your life and career. Saint Mary’s Spanish majors are well prepared for work opportunities that employ their foreign language and intercultural skills—and for graduate studies at top-tier programs.

Our modern language graduates are marketing directors, a language coordinator, sales representatives, and an international marketing specialist for companies, institutions, and organizations like Catholic Charities, Loyola University, Wal-Mart Foundation, Physicians for Peace, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Modern language graduates in French, Italian, and Spanish have pursued advanced degrees at the University of Denver, Stanford University, and DePaul University.

The Career Crossings Office can provide you with more information about life after Saint Mary's along with the guidance and tools to help you reach your objectives.

Where do people speak Spanish?

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Spanish Study Abroad Programs

To further enhance our program, language clubs and foreign study opportunities are available as well. Study abroad is strongly encouraged for students considering a minor in Spanish. Learn more about the Saint Mary's College Spanish study abroad programs below.

Major in Spanish

  • Eight courses (24 hours) at the 200 course level and above
  • Minimum prerequisite for all literature and 400 level courses is MLSP 320 or the equivalent.


See Major Requirements


Minor in Spanish

  • Five courses (15 hours) at the 200 level or above
  • Minimum prerequisite for all literature and 400 level courses is MLSP 320 or the equivalent.


See Minor Requirements


Meet the faculty

Diana Roxana Jorza

Diana Roxana Jorza
assistant professor

Ty West

Ty West
associate professor

Jennifer Zachman

Jennifer Zachman
associate professor

Marelys Valencia

Marelys Valencia
assistant professor

Ruth Solarte-Hensgen

Ruth Solarte-Hensgen
visiting assistant professor

Deborah Brooks

Deborah Brooks

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