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The Spanish program at NC State can help prepare you for many careers, giving you an edge in a competitive job market.

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Program Overview

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. We can help you find your path and get you started.

Major in Spanish

  • Spanish Language and Literature puts you on a path toward a bilingual and bicultural life.
  • Spanish Education offers a customized track for teachers.

Minor in Spanish

Add 15 Spanish credits to your studies and diversify your career choices.

Spanish Certificates

Pursue specialized certificates in health sciences, business or tourism to supplement your degree.

Accelerated B.A. / M.A.

Earn a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in as few as five years through this accelerated track.

Course Information

Why Spanish?


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:

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.

Contact Us

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

James McConnell
First and Second-Year Spanish Coordinator
Phone: 919-515-9291