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Career Opportunities with a degree in Spanish

What opportunities can a Spanish Degree offer you?

When you graduate with either of our majors in Spanish you have a wide range of options, both in the courses that you will take and in job opportunities after graduation. At BHSU, you may pursue both a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Spanish.

As an integral part of the University’s liberal arts and humanities program, our degrees prepare you to think critically, to intelligently articulate your ideas both orally and in writing, and to learn how to perceive and understand your world from a variety of perspectives.

The BSEd degree prepares you to teach at the K-12 level by incorporating preparation to pass the teaching certification exam into the curriculum. The BA degree in Spanish prepares you for immediate professional entry into a broad range of career fields or to continue your education by pursuing an advanced degree, which would make you an even more viable job candidate as well as prepare you for a career as university faculty.

To broaden your horizons, you might consider working on a minor or a second major to go along with your Spanish degree. International Studies, History, Human Services, and Political Science come to mind immediately. You might also consider the arts. Art and Music stand out. In reality, with the enormous and continuing growth of Spanish as a first and second language in the United States, a Spanish degree opens many doors.

Some facts about Spanish:

  • Spanish is the second most widely spoken native language on Earth after Chinese.
  • There are 21 countries in the world that list Spanish as an official language.
  • Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

A selection of possible careers available to those with Spanish degrees:


  • Bilingual Educator

  • College Professor


  • International Relations Consultant

  • Foreign Exchange Trader

  • Publishing Specialist

  • Foreign Correspondent

  • Proofreader

  • Importer/Exporter

  • Translator/Interpreter

  • International Account Manager

  • International Banking Officer

  • Bilingual customer support


  • Cultural Events Coordinator

  • Travel Agent

  • Translator/Interpreter

  • Escort/Interpreter/Guide


  • National Security Agent

  • Immigration Officer

  • Court Interpreter

  • Cultural Attaché

  • UNESCO Official

  • Translator/Interpreter

  • FBI Agent

  • Foreign Diplomat Missionary

  • Foreign Service Officer

For more options of a career with a Spanish degree, go to a career search engine (such as Monster Jobs), type Spanish in the search box, and see what comes up!

Contact Info

Dr. Du-Lu Hsiao
Phone: (605)642-6195

College of Liberal Arts, Spanish
Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799