Spanish prepares students for graduate work in the language or for work in a variety of careers, including political science, business, and academia. The program includes coursework in literature, stylistics, and special topics, and offers an option for licensure for secondary schools.

Student majors from across campus can add a minor in any of our department’s four disciplines. To see a list of available minors in Language and Literature, click here.

For information about placement and proficiency, click here.

Career Opportunities

  • Bilingual Educator: Teacher/College Professor.
  • Business: International Relations Consultant. Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Culture/Tourism: Cultural Events Coordinator, Travel Agent
  • Government: National Security Agent, Immigration Officer
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Foreign Affairs Officer
  • International Relations Consultant
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Importer/Exporter
  • International Account Manager
  • International Banking Officer
  • Bilingual customer support
  • Cultural Events Coordinator
  • Travel Agent
  • Escort/Interpreter/Guide
  • National Security Agent
  • Immigration Officer
  • Court Interpreter
  • Cultural Attaché
  • UNESCO Official
  • FBI Agent
  • Foreign Diplomat Missionary
  • Foreign Service Officer

What to Expect


  • Tutoring for Spanish classes 
  • HUB 

Travel/Global Trips

  • Colombia Spanish Summer Session 2  
  • Ecuador Spanish Institute and TESOL Service Summer Session 2 
  • Semester in Japan (Tokyo Christian University) 


  • Leetinos 
  • Mu Kappa 


  • Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society 
  • Kairos Honors Program 
  • Sabord Woods award  
  • Jean Eledge Distinguished Future Educator award  
  • Outstanding Freshman English Student  
  • Language and Literature Department award  
  • English, French, Spanish, TESOL Discipline awards  


Center for English Language and Literacy (CELL)


The Capstone course is designed to help graduating students integrate their faith with the academic knowledge they have gained throughout their studies. It is regarded as the final reflection of the essential Core Values of Lee University. 


Students spend most of their time in the Vest and Walker Memorial buildings.


  • Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society 
  • Kairos Honors Program 


Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics, Literature, and Culture 


  • Fringe Fest, a Festival of 10-minute Plays 
  • Latin American and Iberian Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference  
  • Mission, Faith Education Summer Program 
  • Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference

Student Work Opportunities

  • Federal Work-Study (Teacher's Assistant)
  • Writing Center Tutor
  • Spanish/French Tutor
  • Writing Studio Facilitator
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Office Assistant (Department of Language and Literature


  • Lee Review


Students in this program also have the opportunity to participate in the university's Asian Studies Program.

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Lee University offers a wide variety of scholarships for all our schools and programs.

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