Majors

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English - The Bachelor of Arts degree in English prepares a student for graduate work in English, for careers as college English teachers, or for careers in technical or creative writing. It also provides preparatory training for law school, public relations, library science, personnel work, management, government work or the dozens of other fields which require a broad reading, self expression, an understanding of human nature and the ability to analyze and organize information. Since this degree allows a considerable number of elective hours, students majoring in English can often secure a major in a second field or a minor, thus enhancing their career options.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English for Teacher Certification - The Bachelor of Arts degree in English for teacher certification prepares students who wish to teach in high school with English as a single teaching field.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish - The Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish prepares a student for graduate work in Spanish, Hispanic Studies, Romance Language Studies, or related fields. It also provides preparatory training for law school, public relations, library science, personnel work, management, government work or the dozens of other fields which require a broad familiarity with Spanish-language literature, Hispanic culture, and the ability to communicate cross-culturally. The major consists of three core courses (Intermediate Spanish II, Advanced Communication, and Senior Capstone), two advanced culture courses, two advanced language courses, three advanced literature courses, and two advanced Spanish electives. Students with previous Spanish experience are encouraged to take the Spanish placement test prior to enrollment in the first course, and placement credit is available for students who "skip" courses in the beginning and intermediate sequences. Students are encouraged to participate in our Montevideo Sí (Spanish Immersion) study abroad site (preferably at the advanced level), or any approved immersion experience during their college career. Since this degree allows a considerable number of elective hours, students majoring in Spanish can often secure a major in a second field, thus enhancing their career options.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish for Teacher Certification - The Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish for Teacher Certification is a collaborative degree with the Department of Teacher Education that prepares a student for teaching Spanish in public or private K-12 institutions. The Spanish coursework mirrors the regular Spanish BA, with the notable inclusion of a methods course on second language acquisition. Courses in the Department of Teacher Education complete the required coursework. Students with previous Spanish experience are encouraged to take the Spanish placement test prior to enrollment in the first course, and placement credit is available for students who "skip" courses in the beginning and intermediate sequences. Students are encouraged to participate in our Montevideo Sí (Spanish Immersion) study abroad site (preferably at the advanced level), or any approved immersion experience during their college career.