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Spanish Undergraduate Degree and Minors

A Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from BSU Translates to Career Success in Many Fields

Earning your bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Bridgewater State University will prepare you for a variety of fields, including teaching. In today’s global society, multilingualism and cultural awareness are huge assets, wherever you choose to build your career. BSU’s ideal location near Boston and Providence affords undergraduates in Spanish endless opportunities to practice language in real-world settings. Meanwhile, you’ll study with internationally recognized faculty who share a deep commitment to your learning in our face-to-face, hybrid or online learning environments.

Our program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, three bachelor’s in Spanish education concentrations and Spanish and Portuguese minors. While pursuing your bachelor’s in Spanish, you’ll delve into topics like Spanish civilization, literature, film and linguistics, with much of your coursework emphasizing intermediate and advanced grammar, composition and conversation that prepare you for interacting with native Spanish speakers. Students in the Department of Global Languages and Literatures can also gain practical working knowledge of more than 10 foreign languages including Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese.

Spanish Program Highlights

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Learn from distinguished and caring faculty

All faculty supporting Bachelor of Arts in Spanish students hold PhDs and are actively engaged in research in areas like second language acquisition, Hispanic cinema, dialectology, power and nation in Latin America, the role of fashion in Latin American literature and culture, and other areas. They are also dedicated teachers and mentors.
BSU student Brittany Christian standing in front of a large ornate building in Madrid, Spain, while on study abroad

Immerse yourself in language and culture while studying abroad

While earning your bachelor’s degree in Spanish, choose from 75 study abroad programs in 35 countries — where you will get to live your Spanish major 24/7 and still graduate with your bachelor’s in Spanish on time. We have also recently launched the BSU in Granada program, which takes place over three weeks in the summer.
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Sharpen your speaking skills in a real-world setting

BSU students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Spanish can take on an internship that elevates language learned in the classroom via practical interactions in the community.

Perfect your speaking in a low-pressure setting

Language Tables are one place undergraduates in Spanish or another chosen language can practice speaking with peers and professors in a fun and unstructured environment. Topics are open and range from the serious to the sublime.

Network with peers who speak your language

BSU boasts several clubs for bachelor’s in Spanish students, which are also open to everyone on campus. La Sociedad Latinx promotes unity and cultural awareness of the Latinx community. The Portuguese American and Cape Verdean Student Associations are two student-led groups that hold events throughout the year.

Explore your specific interests in-depth

BSU students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish engage in undergraduate research, independent studies or complete honors theses centered around a topic of their choosing.

Program of Study for Undergraduate Spanish Students

In addition to courses supporting a bachelor’s in Spanish education, including early childhood, elementary and secondary education, we offer a wide range of courses for undergraduates in Spanish with career aspirations other than teaching.

Courses you can choose from include:

  • Gender, Sexuality and Politics in Hispanic Cinema
  • Spanish for the Healthcare Professions
  • Spanish Culture and Language for Social Work

Education track-focused classes include Intermediate Spanish for Elementary Education.

Your bachelor’s degree in Spanish further affords you the opportunity to take elective courses in specific areas such as cinema and literature.

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I remember the last classes I had — Spanish history and a class on Federico García Lorca. I really enjoyed them and think back to them often especially that now I am a high school Spanish teacher. I had an amazing and brilliant professor at BSU.”
Mónica G, ’20

Careers in Global Languages and Literatures

Some students with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the Department of Global Languages and Literatures at BSU go on to pursue graduate degrees in Spanish literature, linguistics or comparative literature. Graduates with bachelor’s degrees in Spanish who choose to enter the workforce get jobs quickly. BSU alumni with bachelors degrees in Spanish language hold jobs such as:

  • Public Affairs Coordinator
  • Academic Counselor
  • Executive Recruiter
  • Spanish Teacher
  • Content Creator
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Events Coordinator

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, foreign language and literature teachers earn a mean income of

$80,410

. Employment opportunities for interpreters and translators are expected to grow by 24% by 2030.

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Continue your education beyond your undergraduate degree in Spanish