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There is presently an insufficient number of Spanish teachers in Colorado and the nation. Therefore, when you complete a Spanish teaching degree, your chances for employment in a Spanish language or an elementary school program are excellent. 

As the significance of Hispanic culture grows in the United States, familiarity with the culture is becoming increasingly important for those who would pursue professional careers. An emphasis in Spanish or Hispanic Studies can make you highly marketable in fields as diverse as international business, marketing, publishing, nursing, social work, law enforcement and advertising. 

Many students at UNC have successfully combined a major in various academic areas with a major or a minor in Hispanic Studies, enhancing their employment opportunities while developing their cultural sensitivity.