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Spanish: Languages, Literatures and Cultures, B.A.

College of Arts and Sciences

Gain a significant advantage in employability when you obtain cultural and linguistic proficiency in one of the most spoken languages in the world.

Whether you're pursuing global career opportunities or building on your passion for language and culture, studying Spanish gives you valuable practical and analytical skills. A background in Spanish language and culture helps you prepare for a career or future graduate work in sports management, medicine, law, criminal justice, pharmacy, business, banking and more.

Program Highlights

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    Study Abroad

    Enjoy the program's multiple experiential learning opportunities, from service learning to study abroad.

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    Expand a Degree

    Find a natural fit with a double major or concentration in business, medicine, law, education and other fields.

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    Authentic Experiences

    Practice skills in community settings with a large population of Spanish speakers in the Columbia area and beyond.

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    Teach Language

    Add the foreign language education minor to your Spanish concentration to gain language teaching skills.

What You’ll Study

Develop your Spanish language skills at an advanced level in a large, thriving program with numerous courses and talented professors from around the world, covering centuries of knowledge and multiple continents. Learn many transferable skills appropriate for future graduate work and employment. Practice conversational Spanish with experiences at home or abroad.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Intercultural Competence

    Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures


    Handling sensitive or delicate situations with tact, sensitivity and professionalism

    Foreign Language Skills

    Communicating effectively to understand different cultures and foster global connections

  • Historical Understanding

    Studying past events, analyzing their context and comprehending their significance and impact

    International and Domestic Business

    Building relationships and conducting transactions across borders


    Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Teacher
  • Business Executive
  • Health Care Worker
  • Lawyer
  • Diplomat
  • Translator

Workplace Settings

  • Education
  • Government
  • Medicine
  • Banking
  • Sports
  • Nonprofits and NGOs

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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