¡BIENVENIDOS! Your Degree in Spanish Awaits you!
Spanish is the primary language spoken in over 20 different countries! That doesn't factor in other countries where Spanish is also spoken. In the U.S., Hispanics are now the largest minority in the United States.
This makes the
Spanish language a prerequisite to success, especially in those fields that
deal directly with people, i.e., human services, educational fields,
international business, law, medicine, diplomacy, interpreting and technical
With a background in Spanish, our graduates are especially
prepared to meet the needs of the future.
The University of Findlay’s Spanish program offers a wide variety of Spanish
courses: language instruction, conversation/composition, culture and daily
living, literature and folklore and business.
A major in Spanish consists of 33
hours beyond the elementary courses.
A minor in Spanish consists of 18 hours
beyond the elementary courses. For teaching licensure (multi-age license in
education for Spanish) in the state of Ohio, 45 semester hours are required
beyond the elementary courses.
All students who have taken two or more years of Spanish are strongly
encouraged to take the Spanish placement exam. The results of this test help
determine the appropriate level course for continued language study. In
addition, a Spanish major or minor is within your reach. By demonstrating a
sufficient level of proficiency, courses can be waived towards the major or
Spanish majors are required to participate in an immersion program. We offer a
traditional study abroad program with a home stay in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where
students take Spanish courses at the Universidad Internacional.
We also offer
an innovative internship teaching English at Vallejo University in Trujillo,
Padraic sharing his study abroad experience in Madrid, Spain.
Locally, Spanish internships and service-learning opportunities are
available to students with Hispanic service organizations.
Service Learning in Spanish
This course enables students to serve the local community through
service learning projects at schools or agencies. Students will use
their language skills in real-life situations with Hispanic people or in
teaching language to develop their awareness of the impact of foreign
languages in today’s world.