Spanish is a global language with around 500 million speakers, making it the fourth most widely used language in the world. Spanish is the official language of 21 countries on four continents. Unofficially, Spanish is the second language of the United States. Hispanics are currently the largest minority group in the country, and, after English, it is the mostly commonly used home language in the US. Historically, the US, from its inception, has had an intimate link with the Hispanic world, and 51% of the US used to be a part of Mexico until 1848. Our current globalization, internationalization, and shrinking borders with Mexico and the Latin American region make Spanish a practical choice for all US citizens. WSSU offers undergraduate major and minor programs in Spanish.