Knowledge of languages and cultures is a competitive edge in the increasingly globalized and complex workplace of the 21st century. By studying literary and cultural values, both past and present, our students gain important insights that prepare them to confront the intellectual, social, and political challenges of the future.
“I’m so grateful that CUA teaches you how to be a good thinker.” Lizetthe Moreno, Spanish for International Service major, received a prestigious Scholastic Leadership Scholarship from the National Defense Industrial Association. Read more about Lizetthe.
“I was among the first of my friends to have a job offer.” While Justin Smith was studying abroad in France, he did Skype interviews with PwC for a coveted 10-week summer internship, which he landed, leading to his job offer. Read more about Justin.
"Catholic University is a perfect springboard for participation in all that D.C. has to offer — especially for an 18-year-old interested in foreign policy." Rory O'Connor, a politics major, immersed himself in Asian Issues in Washington D.C. Read more about Rory.
Will McGowan combined a love of German culture with economics. "One of my long-term goals is to travel between the United States and Germany, either in the private sector or the public sector."Read more about Will.
Our department offers two Introduction to American Sign Language courses, as well as advanced workshops in ASL storytelling.
Degree programs in Spanish at Catholic University include undergraduate majors in Hispanic Studies and Spanish for International Service, a Certificate in Spanish for Health Care, and a Minor in Hispanic Studies.