Spanish at BC

Translate, Work in Government, Teach and More

Spanish Major

Want to translate, work in human services or government fields, or teach English as a secondary language? Your Spanish degree from Bridgewater College can prepare you for those opportunities and so much more.

Curriculum and Courses

All minors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test or complete SPAN-

201–202 in order to begin the 21 hours of advanced work required. The Spanish minor consists of 21–27 credit hours depending on placement and consists of:

Both of the following:

SPAN-310 Advanced Grammar and Composition -and-
SPAN-315 Special Topics in Writing

One of the following:

SPAN-320 Conversation and Diction -or-
SPAN-325 Art of Conversation

One of the following:

SPAN-340 Spanish Culture and Civilization -or-
SPAN-345 Latin American Culture and Civilization

One of the following:

SPAN-401 Spanish Literature -or-
SPAN-402 Latin American Literature

And 6 credits in electives from SPAN courses numbered 300 or above.

Activities and Clubs

Join the World Languages Club. Practice your language skills and participate in language and culture-related activities.

Gain valuable experience through internships in social services, businesses and area public schools, including:

  • The Collins Center-Shelter for Abused Women
  • Harrisonburg ESL program
  • Department of Human Services
  • Walt Disney World (semester off-campus, summer)

Careers and Graduate Schools

What can you do with your Spanish degree?

Like recent world languages graduates, you might enter graduate schools such as:

  • George Mason University (Teaching ESL)
  • Liberty University (Education)
  • Mercer University, McAfee School of Theology (Divinity & Clinical Counseling)
  • Middlebury College (Spanish, Japanese)
  • National Defense University, Department of Defense
  • College of Notre Dame of Maryland (Education)
  • University of Utah (French, Arabic)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Pharmacy)
  • Virginia Tech (Teaching ESL)

Or pursue a career with employers such as:

  • Banks
  • Bilingual/Translating Services
  • Department of Defense
  • Disney World Resorts
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmacies
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Social Security Office
  • State Department
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)