Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

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Shippensburg University’s Bachelor of Arts in Spanish program prepares you to communicate in Spanish at a high level and focuses on the cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.

Learning Spanish prepares you for a diverse job market. This program is a great asset for students seeking careers in such fields as:

  • Services (health, international organizations, volunteering)
  • Industry (import/export, marketing and advertising, overseas investments)
  • Government (foreign service, department of state, FBI, CIA, homeland security)

The program strives to achieve is oral proficiency. The more at ease a student becomes with speaking the language, the better they will do in courses.

French majors complete courses in:

  • Conversation
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Phonetics
  • Culture
  • Literature

All courses are designed following the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) National Standards and they are conducted in Spanish.

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, you must complete 36 credits of Spanish courses. If you wish to obtain Secondary Certification, you will need to complete an additional 30 credits of professional education courses.

The undergraduate catalog provides details about courses and requirements.

In this major, you have access to:

  • A multimedia language learning center
  • Communication with native speakers
  • A large collection of literature and media concerning Spanish language and culture

Study abroad opportunities are available and Spanish majors are encouraged to spend at least one semester in a Spanish-speaking country.

Internships are also great for experience and building your resume. Spanish majors find internships with social service agencies, museums, businesses, community organizations and in government.

You may also consider joining the Spanish Club, which allows you to practice the Spanish language and learn about Hispanic culture through trips, events and more. Students may also seek membership in the Spanish honor society, Sigma Delta Pi. Joining either group looks great on a resume.