Foreign language study enables communication across languages and cultures while opening doors to insights about those cultures and their diverse perspectives on life. Our Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish offers activities designed to enhance linguistic and cultural experiences, while giving a competitive edge in today’s job market of local, national, and international employers.

Our Department of World Languages and Cultures consists of a small group of involved faculty who work closely with students to reach advanced levels of listening, speaking, reading and writing the Spanish language.

Students who plan to teach secondary education in Texas public schools can double major in Spanish and Education.


Students gain hands-on experience in the Spanish language and related cultures through coursework in the field, including advanced coursework.

Foreign language majors seeking teacher certification must take at least one history or geography course dealing with the country or countries whose language they are studying in order to promote interdisciplinary and international education.

There are also several foreign language minors available, including FrenchGermanMiddle Eastern Studies, and Spanish, as well as courses in other languages to fulfill the language requirement, including American Sign Language (SGNL) and Chinese (FOLG) and additional single courses addressing topics like the Vikings (FOLG).

Study Abroad

SHSU has offered summer courses in countries like Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Qatar, Spain, and Switzerland.  Consult with the department as to availability by year.

Careers in Spanish

  • Government and Law Enforcement
  • Industry and Commerce and Professions
  • Travel, Tourism, and Entertainment
  • Interpretation, Translation, and Teaching

Or continue your education with a graduate degree.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Length 120 Credit Hours
Required Courses Bachelor of Arts (BA)
BA Double Major: Education & Spanish
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: May 15