We live in a world where speaking one language sometimes isn’t enough. Today’s professionals need to be able to communicate on a global level. That’s why mastering Spanish could be one of the smartest moves you make. At NC State, we understand that not all students are alike. Some might want to become teachers, others have their sights set on becoming business executives or architects and want to supplement their skills with a double major or minor with a concentration in Spanish. The Spanish Program at NC State can help prepare you for many types of careers, giving you an edge in a competitive job market.


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If you are looking for placement information on a foreign language, please visit our Placement Information page.

Take a look at our undergraduate and graduate programs:

B.A. in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish Languages and Literatures (LAA) 

This track puts you on the road to a bilingual and bicultural life. Courses specialize in Spanish language, literature, culture and linguistics.

B.A. in Foreign Languages

B.A. in Foreign Language Education (Spanish) Concentration

Future teachers who want to earn a license to teach K-12 Spanish in North Carolina schools will be best served by this track. Also consider the ESL add-on licensure for undergraduate teacher education majors or current teachers.

B.A. in Foreign Language Education

Spanish minor

By adding 15 Spanish credits to your coursework, you can diversify your career choices with a minor.

Spanish Minor

M.A. in Foreign Languages with a Concentration in Spanish

Students who have completed their undergraduate degrees and want to take their education to the next level have a master’s degree option.

M.A. in Foreign Languages (Spanish)

Spanish Certificates

Specialized certificates in Spanish Health Sciences, Business or Tourism can help supplement your degree.

Spanish Certificates


We also offer an Accelerated BA/MA and a Spanish Student-Initiated Honors Option

Spanish speakers represent more than half of all US adults who speak more than just English

According to the US Census Bureau, in 2014 56.2% of multilingual US adults spoke Spanish in addition to English

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Part of the fun of learning a language is being immersed in the culture that goes with it. From on-campus social clubs to community groups, we make it easy for students to get to know their classmates and the world around them.

Popular on-campus groups include VOLAR (VOLuntarios Ahora en Raleigh) and the Spanish Club at NC State. You may also be interested in community organizations such as El Pueblo or the NC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Visit our Spanish Societies, Clubs, and Culture page for a full list of groups.

Spanish Societies, Clubs and Culture


Study Abroad

Some of your most memorable Spanish lessons will take place outside the classroom, thanks to study abroad opportunities. And since NC State's Spanish program has connections in a wide variety of Spanish-speaking locations, you have more choices than ever when it comes to immersing yourself in a new culture.

Spanish Study Abroad Opportunities


Contact Us

Dr. Mark Anthony Darhower
Spanish Section Coordinator
Withers Hall 405, Box 8106
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Susan Navey-Davis
First and Second Year Spanish Coordinator
Withers Hall 321, Box 8106
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919-515-9288

Spanish Faculty and Staff Directory