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Spanish, B.A.

Program Description

The curriculum of the Spanish Program is designed to develop the cognitive and critical abilities of the students. It reflects the diverse corpus of knowledge required to master a target language with an acceptable degree of proficiency. The course offerings seek to reflect the breadth of skills required for such proficiency and focus on developing students' linguistic and cultural fluency. All of our elementary and intermediate level courses are offered on an annual rotation. The majority of our upper level courses are offered on a biennial schedule.

The Global Languages, Literatures, and Perspectives and the Hispanic Institute, at La Salle, are proud to offer the option of a 4+1 year program for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish (120 credits) and a Master of Arts degree in Translation and Interpretation (30 Credits).  Students can transfer 6 credits from the BA into the MA.

Why Take This Major?

Spanish is spoken by more than 559 million people worldwide. A major in Spanish will open the worlds of all major industries such as business, healthcare, law, government, and education. Globally, effective written and oral communication with Spanish speakers is critically important as it is spoken in nineteen Latin American Countries, Spain, Equatorial Guinea, Western Sahara, Philippines, Andorra, and Gibraltar. Not only is Spanish one of the six working languages of the United Nations, but according to  Pew Research, over 50% of the households in the United States will speak Spanish by 2050.