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B.A. Degree with a Major in Spanish - World Languages and Cultures Track

  • Total Credit Hours: 120
  • Degree Format: Online, Traditional

About

Spanish, a Romance language, is the primary language of Spain, Mexico, and most countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. It is the second most spoken language worldwide as well as in the United States. Fluency in Spanish is an invaluable tool for those living and working in the United States and abroad. Valdosta State University students who are proficient in Spanish have numerous advantages in the workforce and can pursue a number of careers in areas such as teaching, translation and interpretation, health care, social services, law and law enforcement, and more.

The VSYOU Difference

The World Languages and Cultures Track of the BA in French is designed with a great flexibility in view. It is perfect for combining with another major or with minors and certificates in other languages or areas of expertise. Its room for a substantial number of electives makes it an excellent versatile major for the non-traditional student as well. It can be pursued entirely online, entirely face-to-face or in a combination of both formats. 

Students can further hone their Spanish-speaking skills by participating in one of the department’s study abroad programs, in which students travel to Spain, Costa Rica, or Cuba to become immersed in the culture and communicate with native speakers. On campus, students can interact with native speakers and practice their language skills by joining the Latin American Student Association or the Spanish Club. The department’s foreign language lab gives students a quiet and dedicated space to study and access online resources.

What You'll Learn

Students in the Spanish program become familiar with the history and civilization of Spain and the Spanish speaking countries, and gain critical skills through literary and cultural analysis. Students become proficient Spanish speakers, listeners, readers and writers and are introduced to verbal and non-verbal similarities and differences between Hispanic and American cultures, along with major historical events and literary and artistic works of Spanish and Hispanic cultures. 

The World Languages and Cultures track allows for a combination of the major with another area(s) of expertise and is perfect for students looking for double majors, non-traditional and post baccalaureate students, and students attracted by multiple languages.

Careers

  • Bilingual Educator
  • Bilingual Tax Assessor
  • Business Manager
  • Customs/Immigration Officer
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Government Administrator
  • Immigration Officer
  • Import/Export Specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Librarian
  • Medical Interpreter
  • Museum Director
  • National Security Agent
  • Political Analyst
  • Publishing Specialist