A major in Spanish is an excellent complement to any of Calvin’s other majors. Spanish language skills may help you find employment in careers in many disciplines.

Because the Spanish major requires a semester of study abroad, you will need to plan well to fit both Spanish and another major into four or five years of study. Fortunately, most students are also able to fulfill one or more core requirements during their Spanish semester abroad. Learn how one student combined her love of Spanish and her passion for nursing.

For example, due to the heavy courseload of the nursing and speech pathology and audiology (SPAUD) programs, students planning to double major in Spanish and either of these two programs, should:

  • Begin planning how to complete the requirements BEFORE the start of freshman year
  • Meet with a Spanish advisor to map out a plan as early as possible

Information Sheet for SPAUD students
Information Sheet for nursing students

Course plans

Check out the following plans to see a suggested course schedule for a double major in Spanish and nursing or Spanish and speech pathology and audiology: