The Spanish program prepares students for participation in a global society through courses designed to expand their knowledge and understanding of the language, cultures and perceptions of the Spanish-speaking world.

Programs of Study

Major or Minor in Spanish

Spanish courses are designed to expand your knowledge of the language, cultures and perceptions of the Spanish-speaking world. Consider pairing a Spanish minor with a major in business. 32 credit hours above SPAN 211 are required for a major. 20 credit hours above SPAN 211 are required for the minor.

Degree Requirements and Courses

Double Major in Spanish and Secondary Education

These majors will prepare you to teach Spanish to students in grades K-12.

Major in Elementary Education with an add-on endorsement in World Languages

Optional endorsement for elementary education majors.

Add-On Endorsement License

Special Opportunities

Concordia's Spanish program has many opportunities to practice the language. Most majors spend a semester abroad and many students in the department visit Spanish-speaking countries for shorter experiences. You can live in the Spanish apartments or work at Concordia Language Villages, an immersion program for children and adults who want to learn other languages. Students can also practice their language skills at a local Spanish immersion elementary school program or our weekly Spanish coffee hour.


Spanish students benefit from courses that are designed to expand their knowledge and understanding of the language, cultures, and perceptions of the Spanish-speaking world. Our students are all over the map enjoying various careers within:

  • Tourism
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Business
  • Diplomacy
  • Medicine
  • Law


Samuel Kyte '18

My experience in Concordia's language department has changed my life forever. Learning a language teaches you patience, listening skills, empathy, and a sense of global community. The incredible professors at Concordia have instilled passion, a strong work ethic, and a world of opportunity for me. I was continually encouraged to push past the barriers of what was comfortable and safe and have reaped the rewards from it. I’ve now traveled to 30 countries and learned so much.

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World Languages and Cultures


Dr. Gay Rawson

Chair, World Languages and Cultures; Professor of French French, World Languages and Cultures, Women's and Gender Studies