¡Buenos días y bienvenidos! When you choose to study Spanish at Longwood, you choose a program that will enhance your professional profile, enrich your understanding of global citizenship, and build confidence in your communication skills.

National surveys reveal that businesses seek the kinds of employees who graduate with a degree in modern languages – empathetic team players who think critically, communicate well, and solve complex problems.

Exploring connections across time, continents, and disciplines, our courses in culture, film, language, and literature train students to write, read, and speak in more than one language, interact with cultural competence, and participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.

Our semester in Valencia, Spain is a truly transformative experience, while our teaching license program leads directly to positions in the Commonwealth’s schools. As a second major, a Spanish degree pairs easily with programs in business, history, social work, or criminal justice studies.

Career Path

Recent graduates – confident global citizen leaders – have become lawyers, teachers, editors, social media directors, and graduate students.

What You'll Study


With courses in Latin American history, Hispanic cinema, and cultural issues in the Spanish-speaking world, the program in Spanish will prepare you to be a full-fledged member of an international and multilingual community. The degree pairs well with tracks in nursing, criminal justice studies, and psychology, and normally culminates with a semester in Valencia, a beautiful Spanish city on the Mediterranean Sea.

Minor in Spanish

Modern Languages PreK-12 Teaching licensure

A major in modern languages is your first step to an engaging, rewarding career teaching in the PreK-12 setting. Our program boasts a 100% full-time placement rate for graduates with a Commonwealth of Virginia teaching license.

Sample 4-Year Plan

Spanish Licensure, Teacher Preparation Concentration  (pdf)


The minor in Spanish requires 18 hours of concentration course work at the 202 level or above, and at least one course in literature and one course in culture and civilization:

  • Spanish Civilization and Culture
  • Latin American Civilization and Culture
  • Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
  • Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature


Explore modern languages in these classes that focus on Literature; Civilization and Culture; and Conversation and Phonetics.