Undergraduate Major Details


What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Spanish major is in the College of Letters and Science.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
CEA C'E' Ars and Fides
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
Child Family Health International
CommuniCare Health Centers
Davis Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center
Educational Talent Search
Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School
North Davis Elementary School
Peregrine School Nutrition Program
Private Optometrist Office
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
Solano Sports Physical Therapy
Sutter Medical Center Sacramento
The Wilderness Society
U.S. Department of the Treasury
UC Davis Center for Public Policy Research
UC Davis Clinica Tepati
UC Davis Cross Cultural Center
UC Davis Department of Chicana/o Studies
UC Davis Department of Plant Biology
UC Davis Developmental Research Center
UC Davis Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center
UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)
UC Davis MIND Institute
UC Davis School of Education
UC Davis Student Academic Success Center
UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services
UC Davis Student Recruitment and Retention Center
UC Davis Writing Ambassadors K-12 - Davis Senior High School
UCDMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UCDMC Emergency Room
UCDMC Orthotics
UCDMC Pediatric Emergency Room
UCDMC Same Day Surgery Center

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 71 21 29.6%
2013-14 40 3 7.5%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-13 33.3% 19.0% 38.1% 9.5%
2013-15 63.6% 27.3% 0.0% 9.1%
2015-16 40.0% 0.0% 53.3% 6.7%
2016-17 20.0% 30.0% 50.0% 0.0%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
Bcfs Direct Care Staff IV
CallSocket Inside Sales
Deloitte and Touche LLP Tax Consultant
Oracle Corp Business Development Consultant
Summit Funding Account Associate
Teachers College Research Assistant
University Retirement Community Food Service Coordinator

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-14 $36,571 $28,000
2014-17 $39,000 $43,000