At SBU, we train tomorrow’s leaders to be servant leaders in a global society. By studying Spanish, students learn another language while also understanding the people, their literature, and their culture.
Spanish majors at SBU have the opportunity to immerse themselves in
Spanish-speaking cultures to advance their language skills while at the same
time making a positive impact in the lives of those with whom they interact.
Each January, Mr. Goss, assistant professor of Spanish, leads a team of SBU
students to Panama to serve a remote village while also focusing on language
Many SBU Spanish majors also participate in other SBU mission trips to Spanish-speaking areas such as Guatemala, Honduras, and Bolivia. This combines their academic study of the Spanish language with their faith and passion to serve others.
Students can also choose to pursue a semester of study abroad opportunities in places such as Costa Rica or Spain through various International Studies programs.
A Bachelor of Arts in Spanish requires 36 hours of Spanish courses in addition to 42 hours of General Education courses, 16-18 hours of graduation requirements, and 30-33 hours of general electives or a second major. Many students combine a Spanish major with a major in another academic area to enable themselves to be more versatile and better equipped for future careers. Students also are encouraged to spend at least six weeks in a country where Spanish is the official language.