About This Program
You’re fascinated by other cultures, and you’re energized by conversations with individuals from diverse backgrounds. You want a career that incorporates the language, literature, and traditions of countries around the world. Foreign language may be the major for you.
Why Utica College
Utica College students can major in Spanish and combine their language study with courses in another field of professional interest—an interdisciplinary approach that prepares students for success in a diverse global marketplace. A skilled faculty helps students develop an understanding of grammar, literature, and foreign cultures through both classroom and study abroad experiences.
Spanish at Utica
Languages, as well as the many aspects of my life they influence, are crucial to me in a post-collegiate society. I have learned and continue to learn that languages encompass multiple disciplines, all of which I have utilized after I have graduated.
- Business Management
- Social Services
- Travel and Tourism
A Strong Foundation
What You'll Learn
The program offers an academic major in Spanish , with classes in Italian, French, Arabic, and Japanese also available. Foundational learning is complemented by units in culture, conversation, literature, and advanced grammar or composition, as well as a major-related sequence or minor in other professional areas, such as management, human rights advocacy, sociology, journalism, and education. The program also offers rich opportunities for foreign study experiences.
A Degree That Works
Because of UC’s interdisciplinary curriculum, Spanish majors are prepared to succeed professionally in a broad range of fields, including business management, social services, journalism, teaching, law, and travel & tourism.
UC foreign language alumni have taken leadership positions at:
- Utica School District
- Vernon Verona Sherrill School District
- Montessori Children's Center
- Success Academy Charter Schools, NY
- Classical Charter Schools, Bronx, NY
Making Friends in Madrid
In her own words, UC alum Shauna Dieffenbach '13 discusses her experiences at Utica College studying Spanish and History and how pleasantly surprised she was at the affordability of a UC education.READ MORE
More Than Words
Al-Andalus is the name given to a large area of present-day Spain and Portugal by the Umayyad caliphate of Damascus, which had conquered much of southwestern Europe by the early eighth century A.D. A large swath of the Iberian Peninsula would be ruled under this moniker for the next 800 years.
It is also the cultural crucible at the very center of Juan Thomas’s work as a researcher in sociolinguistics.READ MORE