The Spanish program focuses on the development of linguistic skills through active and applied learning, inside and outside of the classroom. Students develop skill sets that prepare them for a globalized workplace through the combined exploration of language and culture. The flexibility of the Spanish major allows many students to obtain a second degree in their area of interest, giving them experience that’s in high demand in the international marketplace.
 
A key aspect of our Spanish program is its application of hands-on experience within students’ chosen career paths. Our senior capstone is an individualized research project that connects with other students’ areas of study. Our semester program in Santiago, Spain, offers students an international internship opportunity. And our wide range of J-Term classes offers beautiful locations for an immersive cultural experience that builds language skills.
 
“The Spanish major is a great compliment to any other field in which you wish to major; it is even possible to be a triple major while studying Spanish at Loras! In addition to Spanish, I also majored in English Literature and International Studies, and I use the skills and knowledge I gained while studying these three fields every day. Without a doubt, the Spanish major at Loras taught me to utilize my language and critical thinking skills to make a positive difference in my community. I would not be where I am today—or who I am today—without the encouragement and guidance I received from the Loras College Spanish department.”
— Liz Kruse (Elsbernd) (’08)
Career Opportunities

After receiving your degree from Loras, your career could take off into one of these fields:
  • Investment Analyst
  • Pharmaceutical Representative
  • Physician
  • Senior Accountant
  • Professor of Modern Languages
  • Lawyer
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Educational Recruiter
  • Law Enforcement Officer

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