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We live in a world that is more interconnected than at any time in history. A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Modern Languages will enhance any career path and allow you to become a more productive citizen of the world. Pittsburg State offers programs in both Spanish and French. Each program provides you with two degree options:

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  • About Degree
  • Career Options
  • Research Opportunities
  • Retro-Credits Program

A Bachelor of Arts Degree with an Emphasis in Spanish Language and Culture seeks to develop a broader understanding of Hispanic cultures through their primary manifestation: language. In addition to improving the skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, our courses expose students to historical, literary, and social artifacts of Spanish-speaking cultures.

Students won't just learn in the classroom, they'll experience the language and culture through opportunities in the Spanish Club and weekly interactions with native speakers, fellow students, and community members. Students enrolled in intermediate and upper level classes (4th semester and above) go a step further by meeting weekly with a Spanish native speaker for individual, 30 minute conversation sessions.

Students also have the option of viewing the world through short faculty-led trips or longer-term (summer, semester, or year) study abroad programs. Pittsburg State has several exchange agreements with universities throughout the world. These programs allow qualified students to study at universities throughout the world without the need to pay international tuition rates. (Students in the exchange program pay Pittsburg State University tuition rates.)

With an emphasis on language and critical thinking, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Modern Languages with an Emphasis in Spanish Language and Culture prepares students for graduate work and/or careers with an international focus. Many students choose Spanish as a second major to complement a career in business, law, or social and health services. The simple fact is a modern languages degree complements any major degree program.

Students will have the opportunity to work with their professors to develop research projects and deliver presentations at national conferences.

The Modern Languages Retro-credits Program rewards students for their significant prior language experience, such as high school coursework or language spoken at home. Students who desire credit for language proficiency they acquired before coming to PSU should consult with Modern Languages faculty. 

Retro-Credits Information Sheet (PDF)

About English and Modern Languages Department

The Department of English and Modern Languages offers baccalaureate degrees and a master’s degree program. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs are offered in English and in Modern Languages. A master’s program is also offered in English. The department offers minors in English, English Teaching, Creative Writing, French, Professional Writing, and Spanish.

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