Spanish, Bachelor of Arts

St. John's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Queens Campus

Overview

¡Bienvenidos!

More than half of New York speaks Spanish, and the United States has the second largest Spanish-speaking population, after Mexico. A wide variety of career fields – including business, education, medicine, and journalism – seek candidates with Spanish language skills. For this reason, a major or minor in Spanish opens up many opportunities for students once they graduate.

Programs in Spanish offered at St. John’s University prepare graduates to read, write, and speak in Spanish, understand important aspects of Spanish civilization, and become familiar with Spanish literature. All students are encouraged to participate in summer study abroad opportunities in Argentina and Spain, where they can master linguistic, cultural, and social skills in addition to their course work. There are also internships available to students abroad and through local Spanish institutions.

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Courses

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Admission

For more information about a major, double major, or minor in Spanish, please contact:

Nicolás Toscano, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Spanish Coordinator
718-990-5250
toscanon@stjohns.edu

For Admissions information, contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-2000
admhelp@stjohns.edu

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Career Outcomes

More than half of New York speaks Spanish, and the United States has the second largest Spanish-speaking population, after Mexico. A wide variety of career fields – including business, education, medicine, and journalism – seek candidates with Spanish language skills. For this reason, a major or minor in Spanish opens up many opportunities for students once they graduate.

Internships
Internships and service projects are also available on campus, in Seville, Spain, and in Latin America through the Committee for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).

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Global Approach to Education

Study Abroad
St. John’s University offers students opportunities to study in Spain and Argentina in the summer and fall semesters. Internships and service projects are also available on campus, in Seville, Spain, and in Latin America through the Committee for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).

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Additional Information

Epsilon Kappa
Epsilon Kappa, St. John's University's Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was established on April 17, 1964. The purpose of the honor society is to foment a wider knowledge of, and a greater love for the Hispanic contributions to modern culture, to provide a nucleus for Spanish language students' activities, and to reward those who show special attainments and interests. It is open to college students on the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Entre Rascacielos
Entre Rascacielos, the literary journal of Epsilon Kappa, is published twice a year and features student poetry and prose in Spanish.

Epsilon Kappa also conducts monthly “talleres literarios” (literary workshops) to foster literary discussion, creativity, and a love of Hispanic culture among the St. John’s community.

Applications to the Spanish Honor Society are available upon request from Dr. Marie-Lise Gazarian, 718-990-5209 or gazariam@stjohns.edu.

Events
Upcoming Events
Epsilon Kappa Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration
Rosa Antonelli, Renowned Argentine Pianist
Vanessa Montfort, Author of La Leyenda de la Isla Sin Voz
Induction Ceremony

Past Events
IberoAmerica: Encounter of Art and Literature

Contact
Marie Lise-Gazarian, Ph.D.
St. John Hall 434
718-990-5209
gazariam@stjohns.edu

Global Language and Culture Center (GLCC)
The Global Language and Culture Center (GLCC) is a state-of-the-art language resource center where students can come and start practicing one or several of the languages currently offered at St John’s University. Students do not have to be currently registered in a language course to use the GLCC.

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