Spanish BA Degree
Broaden Career Opportunities With Bilingual Skills
Worldwide nearly 500 million people speak Spanish today. A bachelor’s degree in Spanish from The University of Texas at Tyler equips you for many diverse career paths including teaching Spanish, government employment, social work and corporate international relations.
- Benefit from superior Spanish programs, offering you instruction at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, depending on your previous training and ability.
- Spanish classes are typically small—15 students on average. You’ll maximize your opportunities to practice conversational Spanish and receive close, personal attention from professors.
Graduates of UT Tyler’s Spanish degree program are enrolled in master’s programs at Texas A&M, University of New Mexico, University of Texas at Arlington and other distinguished programs. UT Tyler graduates are teaching Spanish at such area schools as Robert E. Lee High School, John Tyler High School and The Brookhill Private School.
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Bachelor’s in Spanish: Globally Focused. Pathway to Culture.
- Explore the cultural roots of Spanish and Hispanic cultures as you master the written and spoken language.
- Hone your language skills by taking advantage of exciting study abroad opportunities in Spain, Colombia or Costa Rica.
- Prepare to teach Spanish by completing education courses and working toward teacher certification through the College of Education and Psychology.
- Gain a career advantage by adding a Spanish minor (18 credit hours) to further enhance your major in business or many other fields.
Spanish Faculty: Fluent. Student-Centered.
- Study with professors that include a native Spanish speaker as well as others who have near-native fluency in Spanish and who bring to the classroom their own rich experiences from living and working in Spanish-speaking countries.
- Collaborate with professors on writing articles for scholarly journals.
- Get one-on-one attention from professors who are excellent teachers and passionate about learning languages.
Spanish Courses: Develop Competence. Explore History.
Hispanic Culture and Civilization – Undertake an exploration of Hispanic culture and civilization, emphasizing its influence on Western civilization. This course, taught in Spanish, is valuable as a foundation for study in the humanities, fine arts and social sciences.
Advanced Grammar – Complete an in-depth analysis of topics in the Spanish language that are usually problematic for English speakers of Spanish, such as the use of the subjunctive mood.
Writing Proficiency in Spanish – Receive content-based instruction to develop measured levels of proficiency in writing Spanish. Taught in Spanish.
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Career Outlook for Spanish Speakers
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, because Spanish is the fastest-growing language in the world, those who are fluent in Spanish have a great advantage in virtually any career, from biologist to teacher, social worker or government employee. For more information about job opportunities across all fields where bilingual abilities offer an advantage, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Interpreters and Translators.