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Spanish, B.A.

The study of Spanish encompasses both a study of the language and the investigation of the cultures/literatures where Spanish is spoken.

National Job Growth

Job opportunities in Spanish are projected to grow 4% in the U.S. by 2025.

Spanish-Related Jobs

Annually in Michigan, there are more than 1,800 Spanish-related job openings.

Spanish is the Second Largest Native Language in the World

Spanish is the second largest native language in the world, with almost 40 million native speakers in the U.S.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

We offer major and minor programs in both Spanish and Spanish Education (Elementary and Secondary levels). Spanish major (33-36 credits) and minor (21-27 credits) programs begin at the 300-level, and include courses across a variety of areas, including language study, literature, linguistics, and civilization and culture.

We offer courses on Spanish in a professional setting, including Health, Business, Law Enforcement, and Writing. Students in our program frequently complete portions of their coursework through summer, semester, and full year study abroad programs in countries across the world.

All languages listed below count toward the BA third semester language requirement. We offer:

Why Study Spanish at Grand Valley?

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Details