Spanish is one of the major languages of the world and also the language of the fastest growing minority within the United States. The Hispanic world has a long and rich tradition, and it will continue to be important socially and economically on both a national and international scale.
Employers are increasingly looking for job candidates with the ability to communicate with Spanish speakers. BGSU offers its Spanish majors the chance to develop linguistic and cultural competencies for interacting effectively with others in Spanish. Graduates are finding numerous opportunities for international careers in Non-Governmental Organizations, health and social service professions, international relations, diplomacy, and international business.
Another common career opportunity for students majoring in Spanish is the teaching profession, and BGSU offers preparation for teaching Spanish at all grade levels. For more information about becoming a teacher, consult the School of Teaching and Learning (STL) in the College of Education and Human Development. http://www.bgsu.edu/catalog/EDHD/EDHD37a.html
World Languages and Cultures at Bowling Green State University offers an innovative Master of Arts degree in Spanish which combines the cultural and linguistic benefits of study abroad with the guidance and academic support of our graduate faculty at BGSU. Our program offers students a unique opportunity to pursue graduate study in Spain or Mexico, and on the campus of BGSU over a two year period.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Spanish are expected to be able to:
- Write, listen, and converse proficiently about Spanish and Latin-American literary works, movements, and genres and about the civilizations of Spain, Latin-American, and the Spanish-speaking world;
- Master reading comprehension, terminology, and basic research tools appropriate to literary and cultural analysis;
- Demonstrate language proficiency through standardized examinations;
- Engage in rational, civil discourse in a manner respectful of others and the cultural diversity of the Spanish-speaking world.
Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Spanish program went through Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2016-17.
Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Spanish program does not lead to professional licensure.
Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The Spanish program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.
- Latin American Culture Studies