For those students majoring in Spanish (but not seeking teacher certification), 33 credits in Spanish language courses are required. Students concentrating in one foreign language are encouraged to begin the study of a second foreign language. A double major in French and Spanish may be pursued by taking 24 credits (beyond introductory level) in the second language.
Students pursuing the teacher certification program in Spanish, in addition to the 30 credits in Foreign Language coursework, must also fulfill the certification requirements through the Department of Education. Students should also consult the Education Department for a description of admission and retention criteria.
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Fluency in a foreign language is obviously essential to the language teacher, translator or interpreter, but whatever your professional pursuits, you'll have an advantage with foreign language skills. From multinational corporations and import-export firms to international hotels and airlines, American businesses deal with speakers of other languages. In addition, many foreign companies with offices in the United States hire Americans with the ability to communicate in both English and the language of their home country. Governmental agencies whether on a federal, state or local level offer a nearly unlimited range of options. Exciting careers may await you in the Foreign Service, the State Department, Customs and Immigration, Border Patrol, intelligence agencies or perhaps the U.S. Armed Forces. As a teacher, social worker, dietitian, journalist, law enforcement officer or in scores of other professions knowledge of another language is a distinct advantage.
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation