SJC Long Island Spanish Minor

SJC Long Island Spanish Minor

Enhance your résumé. Complement your major. Get ready.

With a minor in Spanish at SJC Long Island, non-heritage speakers become proficient in speaking, listening, reading and writing the language. Heritage speakers have the opportunity to hone their skills in the language. Because Spanish is the second most-spoken language in the United States, more and more companies are hiring bilingual applicants.

No matter where your career takes you, you’ll be better prepared for your future with a minor in Spanish.


Isabel OspinaIsabel Ospina ’20
Mathematics Major with a Minor in Spanish

"Having a minor in Spanish has opened my eyes to considerable cultural differences between my own and those abroad when I went to Nicaragua in a study abroad program. This minor has complemented my mathematics major with a focus on actuarial science by developing my social skills and awareness, while also fitting perfectly into the required coursework."


The SJC Long Island Spanish Minor Experience

Expand Your Area of Study: A minor in Spanish complements majors requiring culturally meaningful interactions with Spanish speakers, such as psychology, criminal justice, business, hospitality and tourism management, and nursing, among others.

Non-Heritage Speakers: Are you a non-heritage speaker who feels passionate about languages? A Spanish minor will give you the opportunity to develop and advance your language skills to become part of our global, translingual community.

Being Bilingual Pays Off: Salary.com reports that bilingual employees earn 5 to 20% more per hour than employees who communicate in one language.