The multicultural world in which we live requires increased communication among varied and often divergent cultures. Learning a new language and its culture enables students to cross cultural barriers and to achieve a more cosmopolitan, open-minded, and sensitive view of the world.

The major seeks to ensure that students become as fluent as possible and introduces them to relevant cultures. For this reason, students take a number of language classes as well as literature, cinema, and general civilization courses. In addition, students are required to participate in study abroad and are urged to consider participating in international co-op, which prepares students to function on an everyday level in a foreign country.

A major in Spanish can form the basis for careers in teaching at the elementary, secondary, or college level; international business relations; government service; journalism; library science; international affairs; travel; and community service, especially in Spanish-speaking areas.

Job Titles

Academic Advisor*Grassroots Organizer
Admissions CounselorGuidance Counselor*
AdvocateHuman Resources Administrator
Affirmative Action OfficerImporter/Exporter
Business and Development ManagerInterpreter
Civil Rights Analyst*Lawyer*
Community Outreach CoordinatorLegislator*
Customs OfficerManagement Consultant
Diplomat*Museum Curator*
Diversity CoordinatorParalegal
Editorial AssistantPolicy Analyst*
English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher*Professor*
Event PlannerPublic Affairs Manager
Expatriation AdvisorReal Estate Agent*
Foreign Consular Service Officer*Recruiter
Foreign Language Intelligence AnalystResearch Assistant
Foreign Service Officer*Study Abroad Advisor*
Grant WriterTour and Travel Manager

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUworks; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Accion InternationalOpen Lecture Exchange
Marcias, Greenstein & Kaplan LLCVictory Productions
Music and Youth InitiativeZazil Media Group


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
Arts & EntertainmentGovernment
CommunicationNon Profit

Internships and Co-ops

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Community Resources Intern
  • Digital Library Curator Intern
  • Grants and Communications Intern
  • Human Resources Intern
  • Legislative Intern
  • Market Research Intern
  • Public Affairs Intern

Use, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit Cooperative Education

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.