Modern and Classical Languages

The B.A. program in Spanish, in addition to preparing students for teaching or graduate school, gives students a useful and valuable tool for a large number of careers, especially for those in which contact with Spanish-speaking peoples is likely, such as in education, public and social services, health services, law, recreation programs, the tourist industry, business and banking, government, library work, publishing, etc. As a result, it is an excellent second area of specialization that combines well with many other disciplines; a growing number of students have chosen to major both in Spanish and another area (i.e., history, sociology, business administration, child development, political science, etc.).


A religious studies minor complements any career choice. It is almost impossible to name a field that does not have a great need for people informed about diverse backgrounds and cultures of those with whom they interact. For example, think of how significant it is to fields such as teaching, nursing, legal studies, business, or the arts to understand and interrelate thoughtfully with people. Because fields such as these seek professionals with not only subject matter knowledge and skills, but also a set of lived values, a minor in religious studies will significantly enhance any career.


Career opportunities for philosophy majors are numerous. Philosophy majors have been successful in business, writing, teaching and editing. As well as training students for graduate studies in philosophy and the humanities, the philosophy major is a popular choice for pre-law students because of the rigorous development of abstract, analytical and argumentative abilities that the study of philosophy makes possible.

Languages, Philosophy, Religion, and Cultures

Yoandy Cabrera Ortega, Ph.D., Dept. Chair
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5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108