Spanish with YOUR major


Ashley Murray

Spanish Major

Hola, Me llamo Ashley Murray and I am a junior here at Marywood University. I am a Spanish major with the opportunity to minor in Psychology and Sociology. I also have the opportunity to play basketball at the collegiate level here at Marywood! I fell in love with the Spanish culture my freshman year of high school. Since then I always knew I wanted to do something that had to do with the language. I am hoping to be some type of teacher who can work with younger kids who need help learning English, either in a school or a counseling center. I am still a ways away from knowing and understanding the full language, but if there is any institution that can help me learn it all it’s Marywood University! I am hoping to graduate with a major in Spanish in 2015 and then return for Graduate School the following fall. Having a strong background in Spanish can help in any job field I choose due to the growing Spanish speaking population in our community. I am excited to see what my future has to offer me, and I know having a Spanish education from Marywood will only make my future brighter!

YOUR Major + a Minor in Spanish = Success!

Spend your electives wisely. Put those credits toward a minor in foreign language! For just 18 credits beyond elementary 100-level classes, you can gain a competitive edge in the workplace. Remember, foreign language skills will distinguish you from ALL other job candidates and increase your earning potential.

Adding a minor is a very simple process. Fill out this form or pick it up at the Registrar's Office and have it signed by the foreign language chairperson, Dr. Ann Cerminaro-Costanzi. 

Available Minors

Spanish for the Professional

The Spanish for Professionals Minor is designed for those freshman students preparing for a career path in public service, who can continue their study of Spanish at least at the Intermediate level (211/212) their freshman year at Marywood.  These professional paths include health care (nursing, physician assistant, pre-med, communication science and disorders, musical therapy, athletic trainer), social work, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, education, counseling, etc. Course requirements vary according to the candidate’s previous experience and entry level as determined by the Foreign Languages Department. 

Latino Studies

The Latino Studies minor provides students with an enhanced understanding of the culture, history, language, literature, and arts of both Latinos in the United States and the people of Latin America. The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours selected from departmental offerings in Spanish. With course requirements in the area of Latino Studies, students may prepare themselves for careers in teaching, government, the media, health care, business, law, and the arts, among others.  

Interested in a Double Major?

Your Major + A Major in Spanish = Success! 

With creative options and a multitude of courses, a foreign language major can be added to even the most rigorous programs. Starting freshman year, your schedule can include language classes to add this important major/minor to your professional career. A semester or summer session abroad is an opportunity that should not be missed during your undergraduate years.

A major in Spanish requires 33 semester hours beyond 100-level classes. Come see us and we will help you add this to your major.