BA in Spanish
Challenge yourself to learn Español and develop new cultural insights to the world. At Webster University, Spanish students study the language, literature and culture of multiple Spanish-speaking countries from Argentina to México. You can earn a certificate or bachelor's degree in Spanish or pursue a Spanish minor while learning about traditions such as Dia de los Muertos and Flamenco and becoming fluent in one of the top three spoken languages worldwide.
Stay ahead of the curve. – Studying Spanish creates many academic and employment opportunities for students as it is one of the official languages of the United Nations. Offering a certificate, minor and bachelor's degree in Spanish, Webster University knows the importance of academic resources. As a student, you'll learn from Faculty members who share their foreign language expertise deriving from multiple Spanish-speaking countries beyond Spain and Latin America. The department also employs post-graduate teaching assistants -- native Spanish speakers who connect Webster University students with cultural insights of Spanish-speaking regions.
Through Webster University's partnerships in Spanish-speaking countries, Spanish students have one-of-a-kind opportunities to study abroad at Universidad de Cuyo, Mendoza (Argentina), Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (México), and Universidad de Oviedo (Spain).
About the Department
Webster's Department of International Languages and Cultures encourages creativity and critical thinking while preparing students to be competitive in today's global marketplace. Personalized instruction from faculty trained in different international languages, cultures and literatures increases students' awareness of their own values as well as those of others.
For students who pursue degrees in foreign languages and literatures, communication in the target language is the primary goal but coursework also reflects the importance of culture and literature.
The Department of International Languages and Cultures offers a full range of courses in English as a Second Language, French, German, and Spanish. Other language offerings include Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Russian, and Thai.
Points of Distinction
- Webster's foreign language bachelor's degree includes study abroad for a full semester or as part of a short-term hybrid course.
- Language classes are small (capped at 18 students), discussion-oriented, and full of conversational learning from day one.
- Students can earn recognition credit for previous language study, making it easy to add a language minor to their primary degree.
- Students can take courses in 11 different languages while at Webster.
- The Department of International Languages and Cultures is an active and close-knit community of students and professors who meet regularly for language tables, international food events, film viewings, and other foreign language activities.