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Spanish, Bachelor of Arts

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Program Overview

Let us help you develop your bilingual superpowers!

The ability to speak Spanish and understand the many cultures of Spanish-speaking societies in the United States and abroad can give you an edge in any field while also providing you with the opportunity to serve others and contribute to society in two languages. 

Students who complete our major come from various linguistic backgrounds. Some are just beginning their language journey, others have taken Spanish courses in the past, and others have learned Spanish at home and want to continue developing the gift their families have passed on to them. Our program is designed to serve all students and meet their unique needs.

Our program is different from most traditional programs in that our ultimate goal is to help students develop their communication skills so they can use them in real-world situations. While traditional programs focus on knowledge of grammar, we focus on language development. We push toward higher proficiency by having our students exercise their language skills through content-based, project-based, and community-based learning. 

Our content-based courses include exciting topics such as Cultural Studies, Cinema, Migration, Food, Music, Business, Health, and Wellbeing, Gender Studies, Translation, etc. While learning about these fascinating topics, students expand their vocabularies and communication skills.

"My education at CSU Pueblo has made a large impact on my success in veterinary school. I was well prepared for the rigorous program that many of my classmates struggled with. Because I am able to speak and write Spanish, I am utilized in the veterinary hospital whenever a Spanish-speaking client comes in. I have been able to communicate effectively in Spanish during emergency situations which have ultimately helped save an animal’s life."

- Bryan Mcdonald, Class of 2016, Spanish/Pre-Vet/Chemistry

Whether you speak Spanish at home or are learning it for the first time in the classroom, we help you grow your bilingual superpowers. Students grow their proficiency and cultural knowledge of the many Spanish-speaking cultures in the United States and abroad.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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    I ALREADY KNOW SOME SPANISH. DO I HAVE TO START IN SPANISH 101?

    If you already speak some Spanish because you grew up in a Spanish-speaking household or you took Spanish courses in high school, we want to make sure we place you in the perfect class for your proficiency. Please contact Dr. Alegría Ribadeneira at alegria.ribadeneira@csupueblo.edu

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    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FINISH AN SPANISH DEGREE?

    A degree in Spanish is designed to be completed in four years. The degree requires the accumulation of 120 credit hours. For students completing in four years, the schedule usually involves 30 credit hours per academic year or 15 hours per semester. Some students finish more quickly by taking additional courses in the summer. Others with demanding work or family commitments may take longer to finish.

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    WHAT KIND OF JOBS ARE AVAILABLE TO SPANISH GRADUATES?

    Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in many fields including Social Work, Sociology, Business, Psychology, Media, Health, Law, Education, Translation, and more. In all these careers they are highly valued because they use their bilingualism and biculturalism to excel and serve others in ways monolinguals are not able to.

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    WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT MY FINANCIAL AID OR BILL?

    It is important to check your PAWS account regularly. Student Financial Services is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is available via phone at 719.549.2753, email at financialaid@csupueblo.edu, and take walk-ins.

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    AM I QUALIFIED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS?

    You may be qualified for one or more scholarships offered by CSU Pueblo. There are specific scholarships for Spanish Majors and also for Undocumented Students. You must have an updated FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services. Visit the Scholarships page for more information.

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