The Spanish major seeks to guide student development in Spanish conversation, develop reading and compositional skills, introduce major Spanish language literary works, heighten cultural sensitivity, and encourage creative and reflective thinking with respect to the history and civilization of Hispanic countries, all to better serve God through service to others.
APU offers a comprehensive degree program along with the first private, university-based, state-approved teacher credential program in Spanish. The degree provides a solid foundation in Spanish and Latin American civilization and culture, Spanish literature and poetry, applied linguistics, and Spanish language pedagogy.
These then provide a foundation for advanced study and immersive experience abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Depending upon their career goals, students may choose between the 45-unit Spanish major and the 104-unit combined Spanish major and Single-Subject Teaching Credential. Spanish majors leave APU equipped to communicate in Spanish on an individual and organizational level.
APU also offers a Spanish concentration for liberal studies majors.
Is This Major Right for You?
You’re a Spanish major if you:
- Are interested in Hispanic culture.
- Enjoyed high school Spanish.
- Want to travel.
- Want a valuable expertise that opens doors personally and professionally.
- Plan to pursue a career in an area with a large Spanish-speaking population.
“Although Spanish has surrounded me all my life, I have never come to appreciate it as much as I did after becoming a Spanish major. The professors take you to new worlds and care for you, increasing your appreciation. It is definitely worth the hard work; you’ll have quality experiences.”