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Spanish

As a Spanish major, you’ll have the opportunity to explore in-depth the languages, literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. You’ll be invited to engage with topics as various as medieval sin and modern film, novels from early modern Spain (most famously, Don Quixote) and from modern Latin America. You’ll also be encouraged to study abroad and to reflect critically upon the diversity that characterizes the Hispanic tradition.

Sample Courses

  • Early Iberian Survey
  • Perspectives on the Caribbean
  • Spanish Cinema: 1975-The Present
  • The Forgotten and the Damned: An Alternative History of Latin American Literature

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2014-2018 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive, rather they are a sampling of the data. "Other" includes time off, travel, volunteer experiences, and/or preparing for graduate school. If you would like to more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

More than 4/5 of 2014-2018 Spanish graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

71% of the Class of 2014-2018 Spanish graduates completed the survey. n = 48

Below, you will find:

  • Top Employment Sectors
  • Where Graduates Work
  • Top Graduate Fields
  • Where Graduates Study

Top Employment Sectors

  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Government
  • Communications/Media
  • Financial Services
  • Education
  • Law
  • Consulting/Professional Practice
  • Hospitality
  • Technology
  • Human Healthcare Services

Where 2014-2018 Spanish Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
City Year Corps Member
Commonwealth Care Alliance Enrollment Retention Specialist
Eastern Virginia Medical School Research Assistant
Fragomen Worldwide Assistant Paralegal
Fuse Networks Inc Ad Sales Associate
Gobierno de la Comunidad de Madrid Teacher's Assistant
Goldman Sachs Analyst (2)
Grayywolf Press Editorial Assistant
  Harvard Clinical & Translational Science Center   Research Intern
IBM Consultant
ideas42 Analyst
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee Paralegal
Lock Haven Express County Beat Reporter
Manhattan Theatre Club Literary Intern
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Research Assistant
Mesirow Financial Analyst
Mindworks Texas Administrative Assistant
Morgan Stanley Analyst
National Institutes of Health Research Assistant
New Sector Alliance Americorps Fellow
New York Immigration Coalition Special Projects VISTA
Palm Era   Campaign Strategy Coordinator  
Uncommon School Teacher
Weill Cornell Medicine Clinical Coordinator
Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Legal Assistant
Western Riverside Council of Governments Public Service Fellow
White Plains Hospital Research Assistant

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Medicine
  • Education
  • English Poetry
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Spanish Literature
  • Law

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MA
  • MD
  • JD
  • MBBS
  • MFA
  • PhD

Where 2014-2018 Spanish Graduates Study

  • Columbia University In The City of New York
  • Fairfield University
  • IE Madrid
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University
  • Texas A & M University
  • University of Oregon
  • University of The West Indies
  • University of Vermont