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Spanish with YOUR major
I am currently double majoring in Criminal Justice and Spanish because I am particularly interested in both fields of study. I am also considering a minor in Forensics. At first, I was only interested in minoring in Spanish but then I realized how Marywood University's Spanish professors are an amazing help and inspiration to their students. I was encouraged by them to pursue a major in Spanish. I am sure that with any Criminal Justice career that I may choose it will never hurt to know another language and I believe this will give me a greater opportunity to find a job in the real world.
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.
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.
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.