By studying Spanish at St. Edward’s, you’ll develop language skills that build cultural understanding and a global mindset.

Major Roadmap

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Spanish Major Guide

Spanish is spoken by 37 million people in the United States. It’s the third most widely spoken language in the world and is the official or primary language in 25 countries. And it’s spoken every day in classrooms and workplaces across Austin — home to Spanish-language news organizations, a Mexican Consulate, political organizations reaching out to Spanish speakers, and nonprofits helping immigrants.

You’ll have the chance to study abroad at partner universities in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Spain and develop fluency by immersing yourself in the language. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to make your mark in international business, work for the State Department or an NGO, or serve the community at a social-service agency that supports Spanish speakers. If you’re planning to pursue a field like journalism, medicine, law or social work, knowing Spanish will dramatically expand your job prospects.

What do our graduates do?

Spanish majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Reporter for Searchlight New Mexico, a nonprofit investigative journalism outlet
  • Graphic designer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
  • Account executive at NWN Corporation, a technology solutions company
  • Vice president of Sales for Brazilian Blowout

For more information on the Spanish major, please contact Associate Professor of Spanish Georgia Seminet. The Spanish major is part of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

54 Alumni Who Inspire

54 Alumni Who Inspire

St. Edward’s University counts more than 25,000 alumni around the globe. Some are making their mark in the job they started right after graduation. Others have excelled in multiple careers. Read about how they’re all building on the education they received at St. Edward’s.