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Translate, Work in Government, Teach and More

Spanish Major

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

Specific requirements for this major can be found in the College Catalog.

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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)

Learn more about employment and advancement in the field of translation from the American Translators Association.

Visit the Department Homepage