Spanish

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish offers students a unique opportunity to learn, understand and appreciate aspects of real life in the context of the language and cultures of Spanish speaking countries. A bachelor's degree in Spanish helps students develop critical and communicative skills as well as inter/cultural competency. Our program prepares students to apply their knowledge in various professional fields such as medicine, science, psychology, law and law enforcement and business in the local and international community. Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world and the demand for bilingual speakers in the USA has been steadily growing.

Our small classes are taught by experienced faculty, who are supportive of student needs. We use a variety of delivery methods: face-to-face, hybrid, online asynchronous and synchronous. Our faculty are fully committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, we extend learning opportunities into the community through internships, service-learning and volunteer experiences. 

Program Highlights

  • Our faculty are committed to valuing difference, promoting equity, and supporting inclusion.
  • Our curriculum ensures graduates will transform meaning and create alternative possibilities in the age of globalization.
  • Education abroad opportunities in multiple Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Free tutoring with an Opportunity to interact with international students from the countries where Spanish is spoken.
  • High-value resumé in today's global marketplace and global economy.
    Service learning and internship experiences in which students can apply classroom learning are encouraged.
  • Transfer friendly.
  • A variety of course delivery methods and flexible elective offerings.
  • Option to convert to a Spanish BS to teach Spanish in classrooms. 

Program Distinctions

  • Faculty-led 4-week summer program in Salamanca, Spain
  • Diverse and highly educated faculty with experience as Spanish proficiency testers and extensive study in areas such as Spanish and Latin American literature, culture and history
  • Collaboration with Máximo Nivel programs in Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala. This study abroad opportunity is open to students from any college in the United States.

Popular Careers

  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Hospitality Management
  • Tour/travel services
  • International Trade
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Law Enforcement
  • Business 
  • Medical Fields
  • Social Work

University Facts & Stats

  • 95% of language and cultures graduates employed

  • Student-to-faculty: 23:1

  • 2012 Diversity and Equity Award winner

  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered

  • 90+ nations represented on campus

  • Among Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" 

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