BA IN Spanish

College of Arts and Sciences

World Languages Department

On Campus

Spanish is the third most-spoken language, and it's increasingly crucial in our global economy.

Spanish is the third most-spoken language worldwide, after Mandarin Chinese and English. It is becoming increasingly crucial in terms of the global economy, and could play a major role in your life as well as professional and personal development.
If you speak Spanish, you can communicate with almost 500 million people worldwide. Becoming fluent in Spanish will open the doors to many exciting careers. At Queens, you will receive superior language training, and you will learn Spanish literature, cultures and history. You will have the opportunity to learn from experienced faculty who are passionate about their field. Each team member has extensive knowledge and background, and will work closely with you as you pursue your degree. Meet your professors
"Being culturally immersed was a priceless experience that I’ll forever be grateful for. My Spanish improved drastically, and I visited many other cities including Barcelona, Seville, Toledo, Lagos (Portugal), the island of Gibraltar, and Chefchouen (Morocco) just in one month!" -Lydia Drakeford '17

Study Abroad

From Barcelona to Seville, our students participate in our international education program, especially with our language immersion option. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself first-hand in Spanish language and cultures. Learn more about study abroad at Queens.

Sally Van Cleve

“As an undergraduate student double majoring in International Studies and Spanish, Queens always encouraged my curiosity of the world around me. Queens gave me the opportunity to study abroad. Total immersion into a different culture, language and life is one of the most incredible experiences a person can have. In my time in Chile, I learned the value of patience and self-awareness, while redefining many political views I had believed my entire life.” - Sally Van Cleve '17


You will have opportunities to intern at a diverse group of sites including:

  • Overseas aid agencies
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Library of Congress
  • US State Department
  • The United Nations
  • Corporations with foreign subsidiaries
  • Law firms
  • Schools and universities
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Foreign news agencies
  • Non-profit organizations

Commonly Paired Minors

  • International Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Hispanic/Latino Studies
  • French
  • Education
  • Sociology
  • Communications
Spanish major Crystal Hunter
Student StoryAlondra García Mendoza '17
"When I moved to the Charlotte area two years ago to teach English, I encountered many ELL and ESL students, and I felt a strong desire to communicate fluently with them. What stood out at Queens was the study abroad ratings, focus on language immersion... I thought it was a perfect fit."
Sigma Delta Pi
Clubs and OrganizationsSigma Delta Pi
Queens' chapter of Sigma Delta Pi allows you to connect with other equally-passionate students over the love for the Spanish language.
Rebecca Garate
Student StoryRebecca Garate '05
"Queens provided me with the flexibility to study abroad to master my language skills. My decision to study the Spanish language has served me in every job I have had. Spanish is not simply something to study, but a skill that will serve those who develop it for the rest of their lives."

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