Program Overview

What You’ll Learn in the Spanish Program

In our Spanish program you’ll focus on:

  • Listening, speaking, reading and writing Spanish
  • Building advanced conversational skills
  • Learning advanced grammar and composition
  • Studying Spanish literature
  • Learning the applied linguistics skills required for teaching majors and minors


CUW offers both a major and minor in Spanish.

Spanish courses can also fulfill two different requirements of the university's Core Curriculum:

  • Elective core:  Language
  • Narrative core: Culture

Retroactive foreign language credits can be used to fulfill the culture requirement. By taking SPAN 102 or higher you can fulfill two core requirements for the work and price of one! See our course catalog for details and course descriptions.

Career Choices for Spanish Majors

Learning a popular language like Spanish can open doors to careers in:

  • Teaching
  • Healthcare
  • Mission work
  • International business
  • Interpretation and translation
  • Communications
  • Government and social services
  • Travel and tourism
  • Journalism
  • And many more!

Complementary Majors/Minors

A Spanish major complements many other areas of study including:

  • Education
  • Missions
  • International business
  • Nursing and other health science professions
  • Physical Therapy
  • Theology
  • History
  • English
  • Social Work

High School Prep Courses

Spanish, English, and other foreign languages

Year Capstone experience is Completed

Senior year

Travel Opportunities

A study abroad experience is required for all Spanish majors


Professor Jacqueline Moenssens Ramsey

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Professor Gabriel Muciño

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Dr. Brian Gunderson

Assistant Professor of Spanish