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Spanish (BA)

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You may know exactly what you want to do and be after you graduate from college. But why limit your outlook to just one area of the world? When you pair your studies with a degree offered by SVSU’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages, you unleash a new realm of possibilities for yourself. As a Cardinal at SVSU, we’ll give you skills to be an educator or a foreign correspondent. Or, we’ll show you how to bring your business skills to boardrooms beyond this continent. Whatever your aspirations, SVSU’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages can help you achieve them. Approved by both the Michigan Department of Education and adhering to guidelines of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, SVSU’s programs promise to equip you with the communication skills required for language proficiency. Your story starts when you apply to SVSU.

Cardinal Points

  • Multiple scholarships available to students along their journey through the Modern Foreign Languages program, including Gladys Hernandez-Zubulake Endowed Scholarship for Spanish Majors/Minors, Ricardo Pastor Spanish Scholarships.

  • Students have opportunities through the Health Professions Internship, Spanish students at SVSU can attend the Universidad Nacional De San Martin in Argentina or the University of Guanajuato in Mexico.

  • Students have opportunities of organizations such as Alpha Mu Game (AMG) Conversation Pods, Sigma Delta Pi - Omega Kappa, and much more.

SVSU’s Spanish program offers an extensive education in not only the language but the Spanish culture, as a whole. Students discover an entire range of specialized subjects, such as phonetics, Spanish cinema, modern Spanish literature and others. Life as a Spanish major includes interactive language labs, immersive study abroad experiences and multicultural events on campus. These Cardinals are not only supported by their family, friends and faculty members – but the entire campus community! 

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Career Opportunities

Spanish Teacher
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Interpreter

  • 19% projected growth for the employment of interpreters and translators with a bachelor’s degree. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $46,276 is the average yearly pay for a foreign language teacher (Spanish) in the U.S. (Glassdoor.com Salaries)
  • With a bachelor’s degree from SVSU’s Modern Foreign Languages program, students may study at home and abroad to prepare for new adventures upon graduation. Wherever their flight plans take them, cardinals learn to test their limits and fly!

Cardinal Successes

These stories offer insight into how SVSU students have turned their education into successful opportunities yielding real-world success.

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