Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, uniting a fascinating diversity of societies and cultures. When you major in Spanish, you'll gain proficiency in oral and written language skills while enhancing your awareness of the social and cultural influences that shape knowledge in the Spanish-speaking world.

As a Spanish major at UMass Dartmouth, you'll study Spanish, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino language, literature, and culture. You'll explore topics in linguistics, civilization, business, art and music—and learn about new ideas and developments within the Hispanic world.

A degree in Spanish will prepare you for careers in business, communication, education, hospitality, government, law, international business, journalism, linguistics, social service, and translation. We also offer teacher preparation for students who are interested in teaching Spanish at the middle or high school level. Learn more about teacher preparation

Students majoring in Spanish may go on to graduate study in areas such as Spanish, Latin American, Caribbean or Latino literature; cultural studies; comparative literature, Hispanic linguistics, applied linguistics or international studies. 

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Career Placements

  • Boston Medical Center
  • Bilingual education
  • College teaching positions
  • Educational administration
  • Law
  • Medical school
  • Nursing
  • Our Sisters' School
  • Secondary school teaching positions
  • Studying for MA in teaching at UMassD
  • Teaching English in Spain
  • Travel agent
  • Translator/interpreter


Carlos Benavides

Associate Professor / Chairperson
Foreign Literature & Languages
Liberal Arts 354