Welcome to the Spanish Program in the Department of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures at California State University, Chico. The Spanish Program offers a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Minor in Spanish.
The Spanish Program serves a variety of educational goals, including study of the humanities through a foreign language; teacher training for the elementary, secondary, and community college levels; language training for use in other professional areas; and preparation for those who wish to pursue graduate studies. Majoring in a Spanish means studying the language, literature, and culture of the country concerned. In addition, knowledge of a foreign language enhances and deepens people's understanding of their own culture and language and contributes toward a greater appreciation of other cultures.
CSU, Chico has an exchange programs with universities in Mexico and Costa Rica among others. Students also have the option of studying abroad for a semester, year, or summer in Spain, Chile, and many other countries. See the university's study abroad adviser for more information.
A degree in Spanish, especially in conjunction with a second major, increases employment prospects with such employers as the government, multinational corporations, airlines, shipping companies, wineries, travel agencies, hospitals, education, technology, and music.In California and many other states, Spanish is a very useful adjunct to your education in the fields of social welfare, medicine, elementary and secondary teaching, and other areas of public service.
2013-2014 Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award Scholarship
Nominated by Stephen E. Lewis
Kyle Heise is pursuing a triple major in history, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. He is a member of Phi Sigma Iota, the Foreign Language Honor Society, and Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society.
Vanessa Mckenna Vásquez
CSU Chico Alumna, Vanessa Mckenna Vásquez
Ms. McKenna Vásquez graduated from CSU Chico in 2005 with a double major in Spanish and Latin American Studies. Vanessa then travelled to Spain as a WWOOFer to work on an Andalusian horse ranch just outside of the Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada.