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Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles 
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

The Spanish major and minor at Loyola offer students the opportunity to develop a course of study in which they can acquire both linguistic proficiency and a deeper knowledge of Hispanic cultures, literatures and linguistics. The curriculum starts with language courses, in which the students achieve oral and written skills, and continues with upper-level courses focused on the cultures and literatures of Latin America, Spain and the Latino population of the United States and on Hispanic linguistics. All of the courses are taught in the language, and are aimed at helping students develop a sense of their position in the world based on a thorough understanding of a culture generally not their own but undoubtedly very close to home, given that the Hispanic population of the United States is the largest minority group in the country. 


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Intelligence Officer
  • Tour Guide/Consultant
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Arbitrator
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Book Editor
  • Historical Archivist
  • Business Analyst
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Conciliator & Mediator
  • Interpreter
  • Technical Writer
  • School Guidance Counselor
  • Export Agent
  • Missionary Worker

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • Arc of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Baltimore & Howard County Public Schools
  • Villa Maria
  • Health and Human Services
  • Casa de Maryland
  • Agora Publishing
  • Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • John’s Hopkins Medical International
  • Conde Nast Publications
  • World Trade Center Institute
  • GMBC
  • Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs
  • Esperanza Center
  • Beans and Bread Outreach Center
  • Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Office of Communications

Learn From Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources