After completing a major in Spanish and Portuguese our graduates will have a solid command of the Spanish and/or Portuguese languages, as well as broad knowledge of one of the world's richest cultures. The advanced language skills, written and oral, obtained and cultural competency enhances their credentials in the job market.¬† Excellent communication tools and critical thinking sets them apart from their peers in the eyes of their employers. Our students might follow or have followed many different professional paths.
¬†- Business: international business or marketing.
¬†- Education: teaching at the secondary level.
¬†- Health Services: medical school, nursing, and physical therapy.
¬†- International Relations and Political Science: working for international governments or non-governmental organizations (NGO's).
¬†- Interpreter/translator: legal fields or medicine.
¬†- Linguistics: speech therapy or speech pathology, advanced degrees in Spanish or linguistics to continue to conduct research and teach at the post-secondary level.
¬†- Psychology: clinical and/or counseling work with English- and Spanish-speaking clients.
¬†- Study abroad/competitive programs: Cultural Ambassadors program in Spain; Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships in Argentina, Mexico and Bolivia.
¬†- Work with the Lation population: either in the United States or an international position related to Spanish-speaking countries.
Some facts and figures
Sources: Ethnologue, Brookings Institution, Pew Hispanic Center, Houston Area Survey, Houston Chronicle.
Image left: ARTstor Collection: Detail of Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, unknown (Spanish), ca 1771-87.
Image right: ARTstor Collection: Proconsul Dacian Passes Sentence on St. George, Bernat Matorell, c. 1435.