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Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Are you interested in mastering a new language or improving your current language skills? Do you want to earn a bachelor’s degree that can help you in nearly any industry? If your answer is yes, then the bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Winston-Salem State University is the ideal degree program for you. With a BA in Spanish from WSSU you’ll gain access to careers in fields as diverse as business, law, health care, education and politics.

Learning Spanish can help you earn 5–20% more than your monolingual peers. It can also help you develop a more diverse skill set — making you a more competitive applicant for many jobs and graduate programs.

At WSSU we focus on the practical application of the lessons you’ll learn in the classroom through study abroad opportunities and student study groups that will help you grow as a scholar and thinker. You’ll also benefit from Spanish classes taught by highly experienced faculty who emphasize student-centered learning and collaboration.

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish at Winston-Salem State University

When you earn your degree in Spanish at WSSU, you’ll experience a highly immersive and interactive learning environment within the close-knit community of our Department of World Languages and Cultures.

Get hands-on experience in Spanish

There’s no better way to learn a new language than speaking and listening to others — whether they’re proficient or are learning Spanish as well. In addition to the practice that you’ll get in your Spanish classes, we offer study abroad opportunities in countries such as Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Spain.

Experienced and diverse faculty

We boast a remarkable student-to-faculty ratio in our Spanish classes that ensures you’ll get many chances to work closely with our distinguished Spanish faculty and learn from their expertise in a wide range of topics, including Afro-Hispanic cultures and Hispanic fiction, drama and poetry.

Exceptional career preparation

We take great pride in the many accomplishments of our Spanish program graduates, particularly their success after graduation. 100% of our graduates are employed as teachers in North Carolina or have been accepted into graduate school programs to study translation and interpretation.

What You Can Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish

The United States is quickly becoming more diverse, both culturally and linguistically. As a result, learning Spanish can help you excel in almost every career path. Past Spanish graduates have found meaningful careers as K–12 Spanish teachers, translators, interpreters and as leaders of businesses that work with Spanish-speaking communities.

Thanks to the real-world practice you’ll receive in your Spanish classes at WSSU, you’ll also stand out when applying to graduate programs in health care, law, business and finance, among many other fields.

Learning Spanish at WSSU can prepare you for many exciting and fast-growing careers:

  • Teacher
  • International relations consultant
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Translator / interpreter
  • Cultural events coordinator
  • Foreign service officer
  • Court interpreter

Career outlook for Spanish program graduates

Due to the number and diversity of careers you can enter with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, job outlook depends greatly on your chosen field. For example, employment for interpreters and translators is expected to grow by 24% over the next decade — more than double the national average for other occupational fields. Middle and high school teachers can expect a growth rate of 7 – 8% over the same period.

Explore Spanish Classes

In WSSU’s Spanish program, not only will you immerse yourself in the language of Spanish; you’ll also learn about Spanish-speaking cultures, including the Afro-Latin diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean. You’ll study Spanish literature from around the world to gain a deeper cultural appreciation for the language, as well as the history of literature and literary criticism more broadly.

Here are just some of the exciting Spanish classes you’ll take at WSSU:

View the full Spanish program requirements and course catalog.

Your Experience as a Spanish Major at Winston-Salem State

Student Life at WSSU

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Support and Resources Available to You

As a Spanish major at WSSU, you’ll become a member of our thriving “Ramily” of students and faculty dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and social justice in communities around the world. As one of the top HBCUs in the country, we have an extraordinary student life, and you’ll have plenty of chances to improve your language skills in El Club de Español, where you can meet and converse with other Spanish majors.

We are proud to offer a highly affordable and accessible bachelor’s degree in Spanish. In addition to the high value of our degree programs, we also offer general scholarships and grants to help you pay for your degree.

Learn more about general financial aid at WSSU.

As a member of our Ramily, you’ll have access to resources to help you succeed from your first day to well beyond graduation. Get help navigating course schedules and class options with an Academic Success Counselor, stay on top of campus events with Student Success Technologies and prepare to excel at every stage of your job search with Career Development Services.

Take the Next Step

Learning Spanish at Winston-Salem State University means following your passions and dreams. It means becoming a globally informed citizen. Above all, it means choosing to #BeTheNext great Spanish teacher, translator or interpreter.

One of my best experiences at WSSU was having the unique opportunity to travel to Urbino, Italy to study journalism and photography.

Zuogwi R., Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

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