• Department of Foreign Languages

    The mission of the Department of Foreign Languages is to prepare students to participate and function in a multilingual-multicultural world. Also, Hardin-Simmons University’s Department of Foreign Languages acknowledges that a working knowledge of a second language serves as an important means of expanding communication among peoples and transcends cultural barriers so, in an increasingly interdependent world and global workplace, can be vital to success in one’s profession. Additionally, our mission is to instill in our students that second-language study promotes greater diversity of thought in all disciplines and deepens appreciation of one’s native language and culture. Through the study of a second language, students come to appreciate diversity and in turn, they are encourage to reach out to, understand, and care for other groups of people.

    Areas of Study

    Bachelor of Arts – Spanish
    B.A. Spanish Grades EC-12 (A. Span.)
    B.A., B.B.S. Minor: Spanish
    Major and Minor in Spanish
    Two years of
    • German
    • French

    Students are encourage to fuse second language work with their major and minor concentrations of study, whether for elective credit or for credit towards the Foreign Language requirement in the Bachelor of Arts degree.

    What kind of job can I get With a Major in Spanish?

    It has become more and more apparent that knowledge of another language and culture is not merely a sign of a well-educated person, but rather, it is a necessity for working in a globalized world.

    Whether your ultimate goal is a career in education, mass media industry, business, diplomacy, health care, law, social services, or other fields, fluency in Spanish and an understanding of the Spanish culture will open many job opportunities.

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