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Did you know that 40 million Americans (and growing) speak Spanish at home? Our BA in Spanish will prepare you for graduate programs in Spanish or for employment in fields that require bilingual skills, such as tourism, translation, international trade, media and entertainment, education, government agencies, and law.
A competitive edge
- Spanish is a marketable skill in today’s global economy, and a competitive edge in any field.
- Advanced courses for the Spanish BA include a wide array of literature and culture from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America, as well as upper-level skills courses in writing, translation, and business Spanish.
Take Courses Like…
Coursework includes advanced courses in literature and culture from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America, as well as skills courses in writing, translation, and communicating for the professions.
- SPA 310 Introduction to Spanish Culture
- SPA 311 Introduction to Latin American Culture
- SPA 304 Spanish Translation, Interpretation, and Conversation
Add Opportunities And Experiences
There is a wealth of opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural organizations and activities including the Spanish Club, Spanish Conversation Hour, and the national foreign language honor society, Phi Sigma Iota.
We strongly encourage students to take advantage of study abroad and other enriching travel experiences. Study abroad programs can last a week, a semester, a summer, or even a full year. We also offer cultural and travel courses that culminate in a ten-day, in-country immersion trip during the spring and winter breaks.
The department organizes many events and cultural activities throughout the year, including International Poetry Day; International Career Day; film festivals; Spanish conversation hours; and excursions to plays and museums. Renowned scholars, playwrights, poets, novelists, and stage and screen directors occasionally visit the department and offer guest lectures.
With one of the largest internship placement programs in the New York metropolitan area, Pace students enjoy internships in a variety of fields, including travel and tourism, translation, government agencies, diplomacy, nonprofit organizations, business, and more.
Small class sizes enable faculty to provide students with individualized instruction and attention. Among our top priorities is teaching in a supportive atmosphere. Our faculty provides opportunities to participate in independent research and service learning, as well as aid in future career decisions. A number of courses are also offered online.
An opportunity to enroll in an accelerated dual-degree program, BA Spanish/MS Publishing or BA Spanish/MST Adolescents, is also available to qualified majors.
Choose Your Career
Pace’s BA in Spanish will prepare you for a graduate program in Spanish or for employment in fields that require bilingual skills, such as travel and tourism, media and entertainment, international business, teaching, government agencies, and law.
Where Graduates are Employed
Recent graduates have found employment with organizations and corporations, including:
- J.P. Morgan Chase
- New York Police Department