Skip to main content

Why Study Spanish?

There are 60 million Hispanics in the US, 17% of the entire population. By 2060, 1/3rd of the US population will be Hispanics.

Go ahead! Major in Spanish!

  1. A major guarantees your fluency in the language (a minor does not). Graduating majors are given an ACTFL diploma of the level of their language skill (the RLL Department finances and conducts the exam).
  2. The major is not only language, but also gives students cultural literacy, an understanding that cultures are relative. Students are also taught intercultural commination as well.
  3. A major may make a difference in your acceptance ina graduate program or your employment in a job you are competing for.
* PrimeroHayQueAprenderEspanol.RanhouZaiXueZhongwen.-NYTimes.pdf
Please read more about the value of knowing Spanish: NY Times Article "Primero Hay Que Aprender Español. Ranhou Zai Xue Zhongwen." By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: December 29, 2010

See where Villanova takes you:

Students who majored in
Spanish have joined:

  • Middlebury College in Madrid
  • John Hopkins University
  • University of Virginia
  • Fulbright in Spain
  • Boren Scholarship
  • Teach for America
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Falcon Capital Partners, LLC
  • Pepsi
  • Department of Homeland security
  • Washington D.C. Office of Senator Robert P. Casey Jr.
  • United Nations Association