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The United States is the fifth largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Now more than ever Spanish is in tremendous demand by employers from a variety of disciplines across the United States. Fields such as business, government, banking, criminal justice, law, education, agriculture, social work, religion, and political science among many others are in need of Spanish speakers. Taking Spanish during your four years at Wilmington College will not only make you more marketable when you graduate but will assist in your personal growth.

The focus of the major and minor is spoken Spanish, as that is the skill most in demand by employers. However, the other linguistic skills (reading, writing, and listening comprehension) will also be practiced and will be commensurate with speaking skills.


A Spanish major doesn’t limit you to a few possible job opportunities but rather opens the door to a great variety of possible careers. This fact has led Wilmington College Spanish majors to find careers in the following areas:  

Careers in the Areas of...
  • Child Services
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • American Express
  • The Foreign Service
  • Linguist for the Air Force
  • Telecommunications
  • Law School & Graduate Studies
Previous Spanish Experience

Students who have taken high school Spanish and native Spanish speakers will be evaluated for Spanish language proficiency and placed in the appropriate level course for their ability at the time they initially register for a Spanish course. Credit hours for Spanish courses that are prerequisites to the initial course taken by the student may be obtained by passing a proficiency examination for each course (see page 19). Proficiency examinations for these courses may only be taken prior to the end of the term in which the student receives credit for the higher numbered course.