About the Spanish Program

U.S. census data show that the Hispanic population of the United States has increased by 50% since 1990. Government projections place the total Hispanic population at 73,055 people, or 20% of total the U.S population by the year 2030.

Spanish as a second or a third language in the future could prove to be a requirement, or give an added edge when pursuing a career in business, government, communication, the foreign service, social work, education, journalism, travel & tourism, translation & interpretation, science & technology, and international relations.

In addition to its career benefits, studying Spanish will allow you to explore a whole new world of travel in México, Central and South America, Spain and the Caribbean, meeting new people and enjoying new experiences.

The Department of Languages and Literature offers a Spanish major and a Spanish minor. Drury University Study Abroad offers a year-round study abroad program in Granada, Spain and various short term summer programs in Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America that vary year by year.

Spanish Major     Spanish Minor     Course Descriptions


General Language References


Latin America

Apps for Mobile Devices:

  • Wordreference: Spanish-Language dictionary (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)
  • *Viber: Free texting and calls to anyone in the world with this app (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)
  • *WhatsApp: Free texting to anyone in the world with this app (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)
  • Duolingo: Free language-learning app that tests vocab, grammar, reading, writing, and listening skills (iPhone, Android)

*Especially recommended for students studying or traveling abroad