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would majoring in Spanish and in History be a good path?

I really love both of these subjects, but personally I'd like to get more input with these subjects. I also want to know what type of classes I'd need to take to make this possible .

#history #american-history #world-history #spanish #ap-spanish


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Rachel’s Answer

This sounds like an excellent path. There are very few careers that would not be enhanced by your knowledge of a foreign language. Business, law, and medicine all make use of the Spanish language frequently. If you know this language, you will have an advantage and job opportunities that others in your field may not.

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Martina’s Answer

Yes, being bilingual is always and asset. Most history ph.d programs require graduates to complete a foreign language requirement and many masters programs do as well. You may want to major in history and minor in Spanish if you do decide to double major be aware that it will take a bit longer than 4 years to complete both. The college catalog, of whatever college you chose, will detail the courses you need to take to fulfill degree requirements for both subjects.

Thank you so much! This really did help a lot and I was actually thinking of majoring in History and getting a minor in Spanish. Sonia G.

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Rachel’s Answer

If your primary interest is history, the previous post may be a good way to go. But I will just add that if you are already taking Spanish in high school, such as AP Spanish, you may be able to test out of one to four semesters of Spanish when you get to college, depending on the college and depending on your Spanish level. At my college, a major and a minor in Spanish were only 4 credits (1 class) different.
Another thing to consider is that even if you don't get a minor or major in Spanish, fluency or proficiency in Spanish is still a marketable skill without the degree. So if you can keep your skills up, by studying abroad (and living with a host family, not with English-speaking friends), or through free online language exchanges like on language-exchanges.org, you could save a lot of $$. I majored in Spanish and English with a teaching certificate and now I teach Spanish, so it was worth it for me, just something to consider! #spanishmajor #spanish #history
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Estelle’s Answer

Adding the degree in Spanish may increase your job prospects. Sometimes it can be difficult to find employment right out of college with a degree in history. Knowing a foreign language can mitigate that.

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