Fluency in Spanish is an asset in today’s job market. It’s especially crucial in the business, economic, media, and political worlds. Why?
- More than 500 million people speak Spanish worldwide.
- It’s the primary language in 21 countries.
- It's the second most common language after Mandarin, and the most popular second language after English.
- More than 38 million people in the United States alone speak Spanish.
Spanish speakers have a competitive edge. And at Suffolk, the major is about more than simply mastering the language. You’ll become culturally fluent, too. Students can explore our own collection of films and instructional videos, write for our online news magazine, "Entérate," or participate in our weekly conversation sessions, "Tertulias," run by tutors who come from all regions of the Spanish-speaking world. Some students choose to double major in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, complementing their Spanish major with further cultural study and analysis.
Spanish majors study literature, history, politics, and economics. Upon graduation, you’re poised to enter any number of fields that require bilingual workers, from nonprofits to international organizations like the Peace Corps. Other students go on to law school, hoping to provide legal services to non-native speakers.
Economics and Spanish
Some students combine the major with economics or international relations for an extra edge. The Department of World Languages partners with the Department of Economics to offer a double major in Spanish and international economics, making you especially competitive in the job market.
Suffolk University in Madrid
You’ll have the chance to study at our international campus in the vibrant Spanish capital of Madrid. The university combines the quality of a Suffolk education with the cultural advantages of a thriving international capital. You’ll engage in rigorous coursework, enjoy guided weekend excursions, and meet students from around the world under the close supervision of our devoted faculty.