The Spanish major offers Amherst students the ability to immerse themselves in the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world through coursework, a semester or a year in a Spanish-speaking country, a senior capstone portfolio and project, and advanced research. Students are encouraged to explore the diverse curriculum offered by the Spanish Department and the many opportunities to engage with local and international Spanish-speaking communities in order to develop their own interests related to the Spanish-speaking world.
Students may combine the Spanish major with any other Amherst major field of study or pre-med requirements.
Amherst Spanish majors have gone on to non-profit work, teaching, medical school, graduate programs, legal advocacy, media professions, and business, among many other fields. Please consult our Featured Alumni & Majors page to read more about our current and former students.