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Spanish for Healthcare Major

What is Spanish for Healthcare? 

Spanish for Healthcare is a unique degree program that combines healthcare related majors such as nursing and other pre-medical programs along with Spanish to produce bilingual healthcare providers. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, having a health care provider who speaks the same language as the patient results in greater patient understanding, leading to increased satisfaction, better medication adherence, greater understanding of diagnoses and treatment, greater well-being and better functioning for persons with chronic disease, and more health education. 


What makes Walsh's Spanish for Healthcare program unique? 

Our class sizes are small, giving students more one-on-one attention from their instructors. Each student also is assigned an advisor and mentor for guidance throughout the undergraduate experience.

In addition, students have the option to enroll in Walsh's new 4+1 Program for non-business majors who would like to supplement their bachelor's degree with an MBA. Through the program, students simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credit for Walsh's MBA Prep Series courses, saving both time and money as students pursue their advanced degree. 

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take? 

Students will complete requirements such as Intermediate Spanish I & II and Conversation Clinical Spanish. In addition, electives may be chosen from selected Nursing and Spanish courses such as Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Health Care Disparities for Minority Communities: U.S. Latinos or Nursing with Aggregates.