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B.A. Degree with a Major in Spanish - Language and Culture 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

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, 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.

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