B.A. Spanish

Major Minor Concentration Teaching Endorsement

A major in Spanish can provide you with an enriched view of the world around you, as well as language skills that will prove useful in many professional occupations. You can combine your Spanish studies with other areas to prepare for career opportunities in education, international business, criminal justice, government, travel or communications, where knowledge of a foreign language and of foreign cultures is essential. 

With its emphasis on communication for real-world purposes, the Spanish program at Concordia University, Nebraska will prepare you for graduate studies, professional school or a career in a number of fields.  

Fluency in Spanish is an asset in today’s job market, whatever career you choose. As a Spanish major at Concordia Nebraska, you'll master the Spanish language and become culturally fluent so you can better serve and lead in the church and world. 

Spanish Courses

120 credit hours
100% career outcome rate1
8.4 average class size2
14:1 Student-to-faculty ratio

Use your Spanish language skills to serve others! 

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Program Highlights


The Spanish program at Concordia University, Nebraska prepares students to use Spanish for real world communication within a variety of professions, as well as continued scholarship and service. Whether you decide to use your Spanish skills to teach others within classroom setting or to communicate with colleagues and clients in a non-school setting, the language preparation that you will receive at Concordia will equip you to successfully interact with those around you. 

Serve Abroad 

Studying, learning and growing goes beyond just your classes and experiences on campus. Serving abroad equips you with global life skills that no book or classroom can match. Concordia offers many different national and international mission trips to places like Guatemala, China, Haiti and Ethiopia so you can share God’s love while serving the world and discovering a different culture.  

Learn more at cune.edu/serveabroad.  

Study Abroad 

Some of your most memorable learning experiences in college will take place outside the classroom. At Concordia, you can go on study tours, experience service-learning opportunities and earn global internships to promote your intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth. 

Learn more at cune.edu/studyabroad. 


As experts in Spanish, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom. 

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Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Degree Goals

A Spanish program graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • develop the four fundamental language skills in Spanish: reading, writing, listening and speaking. 
  • build an understanding and competence in Spanish grammar. 
  • develop insights into characteristics of Hispanic cultures and history, their similarities and their differences. 
  • gain an appreciation of Hispanic cultures and values. 

History, Geography, Intercultural Studies and Modern Languages Minors

  • American Sign Language  
  • English as a Second Language  
  • Geography  
  • Geospatial Technology  
  • History  
  • Mandarin  
  • Missional Leadership  
  • Spanish  
  • World and Intercultural Studies 

Career Outcomes

High School Spanish Teacher 

  • Help students learn to speak Spanish, understand gramma for meaningful communication 
  • Teach students about the cultures of those who speak Spanish 

Spanish Interpreter 

  • Translate Spanish to English or English to Spanish, either in writing or speaking 


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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.

2Average Class Size for Representative Subject Most Aligned with Major, Over Last 5 Years.