A major in Spanish prepares you to learn about and work with the Latino community. It trains you to exercise cultural intelligence and demonstrate hospitality toward diverse populations. It allows you to improve in the four linguistic abilities, taking courses designed to reflect the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' proficiency guidelines. And it empowers you to excel as a Christ-centered influencer in our world.
Here, we take a holistic approach to vocational preparation because the perspective and values you bring to your work matter. A required in-depth, off-campus semester study experience in Spain gives you the opportunity to experience first-hand life in a Spanish-speaking country. In addition, our expert faculty bi-annually teach advanced courses during January in Quito, Ecuador.
Why Cornerstone University?
- Expect more interaction with expert faculty. At Cornerstone, we intentionally limit class sizes because we value relational learning and collaboration. This means you'll receive more in-class attention from professors who are committed to seeing you thrive and care about you as a whole person.
- Expand your career options. Based on your vocational interests, take advantage of the opportunity to add an international business major or social work minor to your four-year plan. This further increases your marketability as a young professional.
- Get involved in conversational language groups. On-campus study groups allow you to regularly practice, apply and strengthen your language skills in meaningful ways. In addition, they provide opportunities for you to converse with native Spanish speakers.
A degree in Spanish prepares you to serve in a variety of professions within fields such as business, human services, healthcare, education and ministry.
Pairing a major in Spanish with a second degree track allows you to differentiate yourself among job candidates, giving you a competitive advantage. For example, a major in Spanish complements a degree in international business, social work, intercultural studies or ministry.
From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.
See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a Spanish major.
All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.
With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.
- Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
- Roosevelt Park Ministries
of traditional undergraduate humanities students from the class of 2018 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 86 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.
Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.
- David's House Ministries
- Excel Charter Academy
- Farmers Insurance
- Reliant Mission
College Is About More Than a Degree
At Cornerstone, knowledge is about more than memorizing facts. Here, you will develop a deeper understanding of people, life and God. You will conquer challenges, grow in wisdom and make more memories than you can count.
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