- Allied Health
- Applied Science
- Graphic Design
- Studio Arts
- Fashion Design & Interior Design
- Athletic Training
- Biblical Studies
- Cell & Molecular Biology
- Ecology & Field Biology
- General Biology
- Systems & Structural Biology
- Business majors
- Global Business
- Christian Ministries
- Church Recreation
- Educational Ministry
- Youth Ministry
- Cinema/Media Communication
- Audio Production
- Film Studies
- Cognitive Science
- Communication Arts
- Computer Science
- Elementary Education
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Health and Human Performance
- Fitness Management
- Health Pre-teaching
- Physical Education Pre-teaching
- Information Systems
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- International Studies
- Theory and Composition
- Music Education
- Organizational Communication
Common Career Paths
- Medical professional
- Social services worker
Learning Spanish is a solid investment in your future, whatever your career aspirations may be. Our Spanish major emphasizes the unique relationship between culture and language; the acquisition of analytical skills; familiarity with historically important works of literature; and a four-skill (reading, writing, listening and speaking) approach to language proficiency.
Advanced course work includes historically important works of literature and a survey of Iberian and Latin American history and culture. Students will also complete a capstone course their senior year, which includes a proficiency evaluation and a service project with the local Hispanic community.
All Spanish majors are required to study abroad at least one semester, and students will also have many opportunities to interact and practice their Spanish with more advanced or native speakers.
What further distinguishes our program is the fact we offer a Christian college environment that encourages not only academic – but spiritual – growth.
Request information about the Spanish major at George Fox University or apply now to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.
Knowledge of the Spanish language is a valuable asset in today’s job market. It is the third most spoken language in the world, and the second most widely spoken language in the United States. As a result, the U.S. Department of Labor projects an increasing demand for bilingual workers. This should especially be the case in the fields of education, medicine, social services and interpretation/translation.
Positions Spanish majors have held
- Director, Salvation Army
- Language Surveyor, Wycliffe
- Interpreter/EMT, Central Washington Hospital
- Professor/Language Instructor, various universities
- Nurse, Newberg Providence Medical Center
- Bilingual Teacher/Language Teacher, various high schools
- Social Services Caseworker, City of Eugene (Ore.)
- Interpreter, Salem Hospital
- ESL Teacher, Honduras, South Korea, China
- Geneticist, U.S. Geological Survey Columbia River Research Lab
Graduate schools to which Spanish majors have been accepted
- University of Washington
- University of Oregon
- University of New Mexico
- Biola University
- UC Davis
- Dallas Theological Seminary
- Johns Hopkins University
- Willamette University
Internships Spanish majors have held
- Habitat for Humanity, Central America
- Mayatan Bilingual School, Honduras
- Agua Viva, Mexico
- Catholic Work Shelters, various Oregon locations
- Salud Medical Clinic, Woodburn, Ore.
- Virginia García Medical Clinic, various Oregon locations
- Love, Inc., various Oregon locations
- Newberg (Ore.) School District
- Americorp, various U.S. locations
- Peace Corps, various international locations
- Veritas University, San José, Costa Rica
Points of Distinction
- Professors have expertise in all major Spanish-speaking regions, with active research and publishing/presenting agendas.
- Benefit from regular interaction with native speakers of Spanish.
- Experience the Hispanic culture firsthand with a required semester of study abroad in Spain, Costa Rica or Mexico.
- The Spanish major is compact enough to be compatible with a second major.
Why George Fox?
- Christ-centered community
Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.
- Global opportunities
Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad. That ranks in the top 50 out of 1,400 American colleges!
- Small classes
Our 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll get to know your professors on a personal level.
- National recognition
George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.