Spanish Major (BA)
- Foreign Language Spanish Education (BA)
- Latin American Studies (Minor)
- Teaching English as a Second of Foreign Language (Minor, Certificate)
- Spanish (Minor)*
*You may not combine the Spanish major with this minor.
¡Hola! The ability to speak Spanish is increasingly important: there are more than 300 million Spanish speakers worldwide. A major in Spanish will help you prepare to be a global citizen.
You can also take Spanish classes to fulfill Lynchburg’s language requirement.
What will I study?
You’ll take courses in language, culture, literature, and linguistics. Many students combine language study with courses in international relations, environmental science, education, or business.
Spanish majors take a senior thesis course which includes an oral presentation and portfolio of written work.
Immerse yourself in the Spanish language for a semester, year, J-term or summer with a study abroad experience. Lynchburg is affiliated with university programs in Bolivia, Chile and Mexico, and there are also opportunities to study in other countries.
What kind of job can I get?
If you can speak Spanish, you increase your chances of getting any number of jobs. Many Spanish majors work in fields like:
- Government: diplomat, interpreter
- Health care
- International business
- Spanish-language media
What are some of our graduates doing?
- Attorney, Coltrane & Grubbs, PLLC
- Corporate Sales Assistant, Univision Radio
Spanish Graduates Are Teaching at:
- Bedford County Public Schools
- Campbell County Public Schools
- Appomattox County Public Schools
- Manuel Elementary School
Opportunities Beyond the Classroom
Learning doesn’t stop when class is over! Our Spanish students:
- Talk with native-speakers at Tertulia
- Attend events sponsored by the Latino Student Association
- Visit or live in the Spanish house
- Become members of Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society
Tammy Jandrey Hertel, PhD
Professor of Spanish
Chair of the Modern and Classical Languages Department