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 2015 schedule for their availability.


Graduation 2015

Dr. Char Prieto with graduates Eric Garibay and Thomas McGuan

Outstanding Spanish Student

Jessica Moreno, Outstanding Spanish Student 2015

Student Achievements

Chico State prepared me for my current endeavors as a PhD student in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Santa Barbara.


Multicultural Echoes Magazine

ME is a Literary Magazine:



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
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