The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790
David Schuettler, Ph.D.
Tower Hall, Room 4104
Major: 40-46 credits beyond the first-year level, which include an internship or service-learning placement
Minor: 20 credits beyond the first-year level
An internship or service-learning placement is required for students who major in Spanish. Historically, most St. Scholastica students have completed this requirement through the College's Cuernavaca Quest program or through HECUA's Community Internships in Latin America program to Ecuador.
The Hispanic/Latino population is the fastest-growing population in the United States, according to the most recent census. People who are fluent in Spanish are in demand for a variety of positions, particularly in fields such as healthcare where knowledge of Spanish is crucial. Graduates of this program have found work in nonprofit organizations, as teachers of Spanish in public schools, as teachers of English in Spanish-speaking countries, and in a variety of public service or healthcare providers where knowledge of Spanish is crucial. Others have gone on to pursue graduate degrees at medical schools.
"The literature, culture, and civilization courses taught me about the people who speak Spanish and their backgrounds, beliefs, traditions, and stories. By majoring in Spanish I not only learned the language, but also learned how to reach out to people of different cultures. I can promise you that the Spanish major will provide all you need to begin a great future after graduation!"
– Carrie Ronstrom, ‘12