Hispanic Studies

More than 50 million people in the United States—and 400 million in the world—speak Spanish. Latin America is home to some of the nation’s largest trading partners. Traditions of Spanish-speaking countries have influenced people around the world. Wheaton’s Hispanic studies major will take you places—literally. Explore literature, traditions, and current affairs of countries in the Spanish-speaking world. Experience a different way of life and practice your conversational skills with a semester abroad. Your cultural understanding and ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish will give you an edge as you begin your career, no matter what profession you choose.

For more information, contact Montserrat Pérez-Toribio, Program Coordinator.




98% of Hispanic and Italian Studies majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Admissions Advisor, Spanish Studies Abroad
  • Marketing Coordinator, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Research Assistant, California Health and Longevity Institute
  • Staff Reporter, Brooklyn Daily Eagle
  • World Language Teacher, Foxborough Public Schools

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Boston University
  • Northeastern University
  • Rutgers University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Warwick

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 80% for the classes of 2014-2018


Offered by the Hispanic and Italian Studies department.