The Spanish major enables students to become better communicators and more globally aware citizens. In addition to learning the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, students study foundational literary works in Spanish while learning to write and read effectively through sustained critical thought similar to English writing classes.


Fluent and Flourishing

Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:

  • Healthcare
  • Law
  • Business
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Criminal justice
  • Education

Spanish is also valuable as a second major because it prepares students to use their knowledge and skills with a broader range of people: those who speak English and those who speak Spanish.

BVU hosts a Spanish Language Fair in which high schools are invited to campus to compete in Spanish-language events including a scavenger hunt, skits, and a language bowl. Each year we participate in the Spanish Undergraduate Conference in which students present original research among Spanish students from other universities.

We also lead a literacy class for adult members of the area’s native Spanish-speaking community who have not learned to read. Our students work with them to teach the basics of reading. It is an empowering and uplifting experience for both the students and the community.


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Organize and Volunteer

Fiesta Latina

Directly affiliated with a yearly Fiesta Latina event which is organized by RAICES, a club dedicated to Latinos and Hispanics at BVU and the local community. Students and members of BVU’s Spanish Honor Society (Sigma Delta Pi) work with RAICES to organize volunteers and events at the fair. 


  • Mujeres entre mundos, Seville, Spain
  • Frontera de Cristo
  • Law Office of Pedro Escobar
  • ESL Program at Storm Lake Community Schools


  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Elementary Spanish teacher
  • Spanish teacher

Graduate School

  • University of Rhode Island
  • Texas Tech University
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Iowa
Major in Spanish (34 Credit Hours)
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Minor in Spanish (28 Credit Hours)
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Major in Spanish with Teaching Licensure, 5-12 or K-12 (30 Credit Hours)
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Spanish Faculty

Dr. Steven Mills
Associate Professor of Spanish
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Dr. Jared White
Assistant Professor of Spanish
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