Half a billion people speak Spanish. Do you?

Whether you are already fluent or just curious about the language, our program offers enriching courses to help you meet your academic and career goals.

Think about the possibilities for employment, travel, leisure, entrepreneurship, international service and research opportunities in many cutting-edge fields open to those who speak Spanish! Whether you plan on living in the United States or going abroad, few langauges open as many doors as Spanish. Not only is Spanish spoken by more than 37 million people in the US, it is also the 3rd most widely spoken language in the world, spoken in over 25 different countries as the official or primary language. 

Our Spanish faculty offer exciting courses at all language levels that span a wide range of topics and are also a great resource for students seeking Spanish-language internships at home or abroad. St. Edward's also offers unique study abroad programs that allow students to earn course credit all over the world and immerse themselves in the Spanish language. 

Outside the Classroom

Looking for a place to practice your Spanish? Interested in meeting students from Spanish-speaking countries? Searching for service opportunities and internships where you can put your language skills to work? Hoping to spend a semester or summer aboard?

However you're interested in enriching your academic and co-curricular experience, you've come to the right place. St. Edward's is home to an active Spanish club, El Círculo de Español, and offers students regular opportunities to socialize in Spanish at events such as Intercambio: International Mixer. 

Spanish-speaking students at St. Edward's utilize their language skills in a variety of service and internship positions across Central Texas and beyond. See below for more information about our programs abroad.

About the Major and Minor

The Spanish Major (or Second Major) consists of 36 total hours. Beginning with Span 2312, all Spanish courses count toward the major and minor. (Spanish 1311, 1312 and 2311, however, do not count toward the major or minor.)

Our Majors are required to take SPAN 3330 (offered every fall), 3341 (offered every spring), 3322 and 4398. They must complete a total of 2 4000-level courses.

The Spanish Minor consists of 18 total hours. SPAN 3330 and 3341 are required of all Minors. The additional 12 hours are to be fulfilled through approved courses listed in the PDF iconundergraduate bulletin.

Study Abroad

Our students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the wide array of Spanish-language study abroad programs offered through St. Edward's. With programs in over a dozen countries offered during the summer and academic year, students are sure to find a good fit for their interests. These programs allow students to improve their proficiency, earn credit, and even intern abroad.

St. Edward's has numerous partner universities in the Spanish-speaking world and faculty are regularly creating new, innovative programs. We are excited to announce that in 2016 Prof. Georgia Seminet will be leading the first group of students on the Spanish and Caribbean Identity in the Domincan Republic program. For more information about this and other exciting opportunities, please visit the Office of International Education or speak to your professor.