Spanish Major

Transylvania University’s Spanish Language and Literature major will make sure you master Spanish grammar and conversation while immersing you in the culture and history of Spain and Latin America. Our location in Lexington, Kentucky, gives you plenty of opportunities to use the language in internships and community engagement.

The Spanish department is staffed with some of the kindest, most insightful, and wisest people I know. The professors are all willing to go the extra mile to make sure their students succeed.”

Thomas Hatton '12

Ranked in the top 1% nationwide for Most Focused—Romance Languages by College FactualStudy and travel abroad strengthen students' cultural understanding and language skills. Through an arrangement with other universities, Transy students can spend a term or a year in Spain or Mexico. May term, a one-month term during which Transylvania students take one course, also offers concentrated time for study abroad. Recent May term destinations include Spain, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.

Some students add a second major to Spanish to be competitive in the job market and open their possibilities up to international work in their fields. Transy will work with you to ensure you’re prepared to succeed in whatever path you choose to take.

Veronica Dean-Thacker


Veronica Dean-Thacker
Program Director;
Professor of Spanish

Transylvania University 300 North Broadway Lexington, KY 40508-1797

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Leyhausen International Services
U.S. State Department
Emory University
Indiana University
New York University
Syracuse University
University of Chicago
Vanderbilt University
Teacher or professor
International business or banking professional
Translator or interpreter
Writer or editor
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Service learning with refugees and the Latino community
Internships in Lexington and abroad
Sigma Delta Pi Spanish honorary