B.A. Degree with a Major in Spanish

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


Spanish, a Romance language, is the primary language of Spain, Mexico and several countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. It is the second most spoken language in the United States, as well as the second most spoken language in the world. 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, law enforcement and more.

The VSYOU Difference

Students in the Spanish program at Valdosta State become proficient in the language thanks to small classes and one-on-one interactions with faculty. 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, Mexico, Peru and Argentina 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. 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 literary and cultural works of 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 Hispanic culture. Students may choose from the language and culture track or the foreign language education track.



  • 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
  • Political Analyst
  • Publishing Specialist
  • Refugee/Immigrant Specialist
  • Research Analyst
  • Sales and Marketing Specialist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Translator
  • Travel Consultant
  • Spanish Instructor
  • Secondary School Spanish Teacher
  • National Security Agent