- 1The Huffington Post reported, “By 2050, the US will be the largest Spanish-speaking country.”
- 2According to the US Department of State, Hispanics comprise 16% of the US population, and Spanish is the world’s second most spoken language. Thus, having knowledge of the language can be valuable in any career path.
- 3 According to Forbes, people who know multiple languages are more marketable and are likely to have higher paying jobs.
Careers in Spanish
Alumni Graduate Schools
- Harvard University
- University of Chicago
- New York University
- Duke University
- Indiana University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Why Study Spanish at Saint Joseph's College?
Productivity of multidisciplinarITy within the language
The SJC Department of World Languages offers a minor in Spanish that not only exposes students to the language, but also to Spanish civilization, culture, composition, literature, and science. In order to be more knowledgeable of the language itself, our Spanish students compare and contrast the differences of many dialects of Spanish spoken throughout the world and in the United States.
In addition to being involved with various internships, SJC Spanish students participate in field trips to see first-hand how the target language is spoken in different areas. Our students are also encouraged to participate in the World Languages Club, where members study different countries to find out what makes each one unique, experiment with new and exciting foods, and use art as a tool to learn about cultures other than their own. SJC also offers Spanish students the opportunity to study abroad through Central College, a nationally recognized study abroad provider, in order to enrich the practical day-to-day language usage, as well as the cultural aspects of the Spanish language.
Dedication to Excellence
Spanish courses at SJC are designed to fulfill two goals:
- To provide students with knowledge of the various dialects of the Spanish language, as well as the Spanish culture.
- To provide the tools necessary to analyze important and classic universal literature, while placing a strong emphasis in Spanish Ibero-American and Latino American literature.
Faculty and Class Size
Our faculty bring a unique blend of academic excellence and practical experience to the classroom. Class sizes are generally small, allowing students personal and one-on-one attention from their professors.