College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences


A Spanish major, offered on our St. Paul campus, will prepare you to communicate with confidence and immerse you in the customs and traditions of this multi-faceted culture.

what can I do with a degree in Spanish?

With St. Kate’s Spanish degree, you will possess the skills to pursue a variety of careers in government, business, non-profits or education, including:

  • Federal foreign service
  • Corporations operating globally
  • Local or state agencies
  • Non-profits and non-governmental organizations
  • Teaching at a college, high school or immersion schools and camps

A major in Spanish will also position you to pursue graduate study, either in the U.S. or abroad.

what will I study?

The Spanish major at St. Kate’s combines rigorous academic work with engaging out-of-class experiences. You can even choose global awareness-themed housing to deepen your experience.

Faculty members periodically lead intensive language programs in Mexico and Spain and the Global Studies office gives you access to more than 150 study abroad programs in 50 countries, such as Argentina, Chile, Dominican Republic, Peru and Spain.

The Career Development office and the Center for Community Work and Learning coordinate service learning, internship and employment opportunities to build your skills with local non-profits serving Spanish-speaking communities.

In addition, the Spanish Club will help you expand your Spanish speaking abilities and knowledge of the cultures with activities and volunteering, including Hispanic cooking nights, salsa dancing, theater productions, Hispanic film festivals, museum outings and more.

Did you know?

  • Spanish is offered as a major, minor, and second degree.

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why St. Kate’s?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.

Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate's Experience

The St. Kate's Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.