Major in Spanish at USF

Give yourself options with this impactful and accredited bachelor’s degree in Spanish. The University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota prepares graduates to work and serve in a more globally diverse environment by learning Spanish and appreciating culture and ethnic diversity. Language proficiency involves not only skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, but also knowledge of the histories, cultures and language of diverse Spanish-speaking peoples. 

Reasons to Major in Spanish

As a Spanish major at a private university, you’ll have the advantage of small class sizes with professors who will give you a personalized education and expose you to a Christian environment centered on service. With a bachelor’s degree in Spanish you will:

  • Communicate  effectively in Spanish in order to function in a variety of situations or for multiple purposes
  • Interact with cultural competence and understanding
  • Develop insight into the nature of language

Spanish Degree Options

Major in Spanish at USF and you will increase your marketability and have an advantage in the workforce at local, national and international levels. It all starts when you cater your bachelor’s degree program to your goals. Your Spanish degree options include:

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Spanish for Medical Professionals

This fall the University of Sioux Falls is excited to offer a medical Spanish course open to USF students and the community. Students will practice the vocabulary and conversational skills needed to speak Spanish at a novice level in a medical setting. After one semester, students will be able to take patient histories, converse about the general welfare of the patient and get to know their patients better.

This course is intended for those with little to no Spanish background, or those who haven’t used the language in a long time.

This course: 

  • Is for anyone working or planning to work in healthcare.
  • Meets once a week on Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Sarah Sinnott at

Spanish Stories

Careers for Spanish Majors

At over 17 percent of our total population, Hispanics represent the largest and fastest-growing minority in the United States. Spanish language ability will be crucial in every conceivable public and private enterprise in the future—teachers, interpreters, translators, healthcare workers, law enforcement, members of the judicial system, workers for church missions and social justice... the list is endless.

Spanish at USF

Choose to earn your bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Sioux Falls, and you’ll have access to these extra amenities and opportunities.
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Spanish Travel Opportunities

USF’s travel opportunities will help you further your language skills and knowledge of the related countries and cultures.

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