sociology program

Spanish major

The Spanish major at Anderson University offers students a triple focus in language, culture, and literature. After successful completion of the program, majors will be equipped to do the following:

  • Comprehend and interpret the written and spoken language.
  • Express themselves in the written and spoken word of that language.
  • Have a fundamental understanding of the literature and civilizations of the countries represented by the target language.
  • Value other cultures as fellow global citizens.
  • Develop skills to function successfully in cross-cultural environments.

Program Overview


4-Year Major

  • The major is offered as a three-year or four-year track for graduation.

  • A complementary major in Spanish gives students the strength and exposure of a full major, but without the requirement of additional study in a third language. It also requires completion of a study abroad experience. Many students in pre-med, nursing, business, global business, computer science, ministry, and other majors complete this complementary major, as well. This gives our students additional marketability after graduation.

  • The Spanish minor requires students to take 18 hours of Spanish courses beyond the Elementary Spanish level, including Spanish Composition, and Spanish Conversation.



  • Composition
  • Conversation
  • Civilization and Culture
  • Spanish-American Civilization

View the courses required for the Spanish Major.

View the courses required for the Spanish Complementary Major.


Career Pathways

  • Bilingual Educator
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Immigration Officer


  • Study Abroad programming with more than 30 locations around the world.
  • Trips through Tri-S Global (a short-term learning service program).
  • Local opportunities to interact with members of the community.
  • Language opportunities with Spanish chapel services and immersion nights (social events where no English is spoken).



Inge Baird, an employee at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana

Inge Baird

Assistant Professor of Spanish; Assistant Professor of German

Carrie Clay

Carrie Clay

Assistant Professor of Spanish; Director, General Studies & Professional Development

Timothy Fox, an employee of Anderson University in Indiana

Dr. Timothy Fox

Chair, Department of Modern Languages; Professor of Spanish

Brandan Grayson, an employee of Anderson University, Anderson Indiana

Dr. Brandan Grayson

Professor of Spanish

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