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.

Read about Spanish class offerings in the University catalog and then check the Fall 2014 schedule for their availability.


Outstanding Student for Spanish 2014

Kyle Heise named 2014 Oustanding Student for the Spanish Department CSU, CHico

Multicultural Echoes Magazine

ME is a Literary Magazine:


Bix Whitcomb 2014 Study Abroad Award Recipients

Kyle Kosling and Brian Peterson with donor Bix Whitcomb and Dr. Prieto, professor of Spanish and Adviser of Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society.

2013-2014 Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award Scholarship

Kyle Heise
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.  



Spanish Conversation Hour

Mondays 5 to 6 p.m.
Common Grounds - Tully's Cafe
(In the basement of the BMU)


Join the Foreign Language Honor Society

Join Phi Sigma Iota
Beta Tau chapter
CSU, Chico