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With a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from St. John Fisher College, you will be able to converse fluently, and meaningfully, in one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

As a Spanish major in Fisher's modern languages and cultures program, you are introduced to cultural and literary analysis using primary texts, secondary literature, and computerized data resources. What's more, you'll benefit from individualized attention and a high level of participation, made possible by small class size and dedicated faculty.

Spanish is available as a major and an individual minor, and as part of a minor in dual languages.

Program Overview

Because a Spanish major is part of the College’s modern languages and cultures program, you will start off your studies with the required Introduction to World Myths class. From there you will venture forth into Spanish-specific courses, culminating in a capstone research project during your senior year.

Introductory courses are designed to awaken your awareness to the language itself, developing basic skills in vocabulary, grammar, reading analysis, and cultural awareness. Upper-level courses explore the historical and critical background in Spanish literature and culture, while also helping you develop your analytical and research skills.

As a Spanish major, you also must complete at least one semester abroad—although a full year is highly recommended—as a way to immerse yourself in the language and culture.

Life After Fisher

A major in Spanish prepares you for careers in:

  • Domestic and international business
  • Government
  • Historical and medical research
  • Computer science
  • Teaching
  • Translation