Spanish, BA

Central to Understanding Spanish Culture.

Central’s BA in Spanish explores the linguistic and the social aspects of Spanish culture. Students master intermediate skills in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish; examine creative expressions of the language in relevant literature; develop skills in Spanish for the professions; and place it all in context through coursework in the history and culture of Spain and Latin America.

Students have the option to study abroad and earn an inter-university BA or BSEd in conjunction with the University of Salamanca, Spain. A BSEd option is available to students who wish to gain teaching certification.

Program Features

  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Classes on-campus or in hybrid format
  • Course abroad opportunities in Spain and Latin America
  • Technology-enhanced instruction
  • Internship opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

Program Options

Allows students to continue developing and perfecting their oral and written communication skills.

Prepares students to obtain certification as Spanish teachers in Connecticut.

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Rocio Fuentes
Associate Professor, Coordinator of the World Language Teacher Education Program.
World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Latin American, Latino, & Caribbean Center Executive Board
Associate Professor
Latino & Puerto Rican Studies Minor
Willard-DiLoreto Hall

The Spanish program here at Central has been extremely beneficial for me. As a non-native speaker of Spanish, the courses at Central have helped me advance in proficiency, make friends who are native speakers, and learn about different cultures and perspectives of the Spanish-speaking world. The Spanish professors are all so kind and willing to help. Each has a different set of skills to offer, and many are native speakers, which makes learning about different cultures and variations in the language an authentic and natural experience.


Did You Know?

Our department will soon be offering courses and programs focused on translation and Spanish for the professions.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Speak at an Advanced Low oral proficiency in the target language.
  2. Write at an Advanced Low written proficiency in the target language.
  3. Use the target language to discuss major topics related to the cultures of countries where the target language is spoken.
  4. Use the target language to discuss the works of major authors of countries where the target language is spoken.