Spanish Studies


Spanish Programs

500 million people speak Spanish around the globe.

Hispanic populations in the U.S. have grown by over 60% in the last decade and their spending power towers as much as $900 million annually!

Every area of daily life and career opportunities can be enhanced by the study of Spanish:

  • Medical and service fields
  • Manufacturing and business
  • Police and military
  • Retail and art fields
  • Social services and education
  • Television, movie, and journalism media
  • Agriculture and environmental conservation
  • Telecommunications and computer software

All these fields and more are directly affected by the Hispanic world. Many students take a double major of Spanish and Business!

We offer the following programs in Spanish Studies at EKU:

Spanish Advising Assistance:

If you have questions regarding adding SPA as a major, what class you should begin your studies in, or other topics, contact:

Manuel Cortés-Castañeda, Spanish Studies Section Coordinator, 859-622-1536, McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 215 


Socorro Zaragoza, Spanish Studies Advisor, (859) 622-6435, McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 213

    Spanish Studies Resources:

    Student Preparations and Expectations for Courses in Spanish guide - read up on college Spanish.

    Indiana University Master's Level Spanish Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist program - The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences of Indiana University is proud to announce a program at the master’s level focusing on training Spanish-speaking individuals to work with the Latino community as speech-language pathologists.  An undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology is NOT necessary.  Please post or distribute the attached flyer to your undergraduate students with Spanish proficiency.  Student funding is available to those who qualify (pending grant renewal).  For more information, please contact Meghan Buchanan,, 812-855-3605, or Dr. Raquel Anderson,, 812-855-4161.