About The Program
Format: Online or On Campus
NSU Spanish majors take courses that concentrate on real-world application. With our bachelor's degree in Spanish, offered online and on campus, you'll be equipped to apply your Spanish knowledge, practice and experience to best serve your interests and career pursuits.
Through NSU's bachelor's degree in Spanish, you'll gain an understanding of Spanish and Spanish-based culture and language as it thrives outside the classroom. Engaging, stimulating Spanish instruction is provided by instructors with actual field experience in Spanish-speaking countries.
Familiarity and experience with Spanish can advance the career aspirations of anyone seeking to succeed as a professional in the global economy. Many employers seek out applicants who speak more than one language and are knowledgeable about other cultures.
NSU also offers a popular four-week study-abroad opportunity to take intensive Spanish courses in Santiago, Chile. Read more in this article!
DUAL-DEGREE OPTION AVAILABLE
Now, Northern is offering an online dual-degree option that will allow you to obtain both an International Business degree and a Spanish degree in only four years! Having a business background along with Spanish language skills will prepare you for careers in a variety of national and international workplace settings. LEARN MORE about this new online option!
Foreign-language graduate employment is concentrated in private, for-profit businesses and corporations; and in the education sector, mostly as secondary school teachers.
Potential job titles include elementary, middle, and high school teacher; adult educator; interpreter; news analyst, reporter, and correspondent; writer, editor and translator; advertising, marketing, and public relations specialist; and foreign service officer.
For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact Career Services.
“I chose Northern because it offered an online Spanish major that fit with my schedule and within my budget. The asynchronous schedule of online classes makes it possible to work toward my degree while I work full time with a rotating schedule. I'm returning to school after completing my associate degree in 1999, and the staff at Northern have been so helpful with that process. As an online student, I've been impressed with how available the faculty and my academic advisor have been. I was looking for a challenge when I enrolled at Northern. I've found the Spanish program to be just that. I've found, though, that there is always help available, so that I have every opportunity to be successful.” — John Roland #beNORTHERN #unleashYOURpotential #NorthernStateU
For more information about this degree, offered online and on campus, contact Jessica Ness, or call 605-626-2272 or 605-626-7900.
Ph.D, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Juan M. Gonzalez, originally from Salt Lake City Utah, worked for 18 years as an international public relations specialist/marketing rep for an advertising firm. Part of his responsibilities included making three to four week trips throughout South America and Mexico to meet and greet radio and TV managers and owners. He has worked and lived in every major city in that area.
An economic downturn in the mid-90s found him without work and consequently he went back to school to complete a BA and MA in Spanish at the University of Utah. He left Utah in 1998 to complete his Ph.D in Spanish at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, from which he graduated in 2005. Recently, he spent four years teaching Spanish at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado.
Juan has been teaching at Northern State University in Aberdeen,…
M.A., Spanish, Arizona State University
M.A., Communication, University of North Dakota
B.A., Spanish and English Philology, Kiev National Linguistic University, Ukraine
In her Spanish, linguistics, and communication classes, Tetiana (Tanya) White gives students opportunities to develop new and various lenses through which to see themselves and other cultures. She enjoys watching students gain the confidence to speak publicly and carry that skill into their future careers.
Ms. White’s research interests lie at the intersection of linguistics and communication. Her latest master’s thesis studied critical cultural awareness of students, the structure of their mental lexicon, and their cultural values and beliefs. Her scholarly…