Bachelor of Arts in Spanish


Department of World Languages and Cultures

Southeastern's Spanish program offers high-quality instruction and authentic cultural interaction through semester and yearlong study abroad programs, internships in local companies of international reach and other cultural opportunities on and off campus. Students who combine majors in other areas with language study gain a competitive edge when entering the job market or applying to graduate or professional school.

Program Terminated June, 2019

Career Information

Types of Jobs*

  • Airport personnel
  • Advertiser for ethnic or foreign markets
  • Film production and entertainment media
  • Foreign language teacher
  • Foreign news correspondent or photographer
  • Foreign travel adviser
  • Government agent
  • Health worker in ethnic neighborhood
  • Hospital administrator
  • Hospital receptionist
  • International airline employee
  • International hotel staff
  • International telephone operator
  • International tour guide
  • Interpreter and translator
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Medical researcher
  • Multilingual defense attorney
  • Nurse
  • Public assistance interviewer
  • School administrator
  • School counselor
  • Simultaneous interpreter
  • Social worker
  • Teacher in bilingual program
  • Technical writer
  • Translator of documents, books, articles, technical instructions
  • U.S.-based import/export officer or investment specialist
  • U.S. based travel agent
  • U.S. hotel staff
  • U.S. tour guide for foreign visitors
  • Worker in the ER
  • Writer of tourist literature

Types of Employers

  • Communications
  • Education
  • Government
  • International businesses
  • Medical
  • Social services
  • Travel and tourism

*Some of these occupations may require additional education at graduate or professional schools.



  • Honors curriculum available

  • Faculty hail from cultures around the world and include native speakers in every language taught at Southeastern

  • Faculty take a caring and personal interest in students, striving to provide a positive learning experience

  • Special purposes classes include business French and Spanish, Latin for medical personnel and Spanish for health professionals

  • State-of-the-art computer lab allows students to experience cutting-edge applications in laboratory technology

  • Study-abroad programs, successful for more than 30 years, are offered in several countries around the world

  • Student achievements recognized annually by invitation to membership in the local chapter (Zeta Alpha) of Phi Sigma Iota national foreign language honor society


  • Total semester hours required: 120

  • 30 semester hours in advanced courses (300 and above) in Spanish

  • Spanish majors are required to have a minor

  • Spanish majors are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs


  • Spanish Education


  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Latin

  • Francophone and Creole Ethnic Studies

  • Hispanic Ethnic Studies


  • Spanish Club

  • German Club

  • Italian Club

  • Phi Sigma Iota (International Foreign Language Honor Society)

  • International Night

  • Foreign Language Festival

  • Foreign Language Film Festival (during Fanfare)


Contact Information


Mailing address: SLU 10719, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: D Vickers Hall, Room 219

Program website