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Master a foreign language and it could take you places.

Spanish is the official language of 20 countries, the third most spoken language in the world and the second most common language in the United States. Our program strives to ensure that you will gain a working knowledge of a second language, which is a vital and practical skill for many careers in business, education, social services, health care and the government.

Whether you're at an elementary speaking level or an advanced, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish will help you gain a clear appreciation of Hispanic culture. Expect your schedule to be filled with a wide variety of courses in language, literature, film, and culture, as well as study abroad experiences.

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Critical Languages Program

In addition to Spanish, we teach other high-demand, critical languages, such as Arabic, Chinese, German, and Portuguese.

Study Abroad

Our nationally known study-abroad program in Spain is recognized as one of the most attractive cultural and linguistic experiences at Florida Southern College.

Latin American Studies

The U.S. finds itself increasingly involved in Latin American culture, recognizing that the largest minority population in this nation is Hispanic. Blend your language studies with courses in Latin literature, film, and history for a deeper understanding of this rich culture.

Serve As An Ambassador

Due to their knowledge and involvement in the community, our students serve as cultural ambassadors in the Polk Hispanic Festival and in the Florida Southern College Latin American Film Festival.

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Meet our Mocs

Jonathan Sellas

My favorite thing about Spanish is learning about the different writers and genres and developing a passion for literature.

Alicia Tracey

My favorite thing about my majors are how hands on and interactive they are. As a double major in Communications and Spanish, I am able to use my interpersonal skills that I have learned in both majors to communicate effectively in my professional internship with the City of Lakeland.

Danielle Deckard

My favorite thing about my major would probably have to be the other students. Spanish majors are not all too common on campus so you know that the people in the major really want to be there. There is not a dull Spanish class and we cover some really interesting material together.

¡Habla Español!

In SPA 3345 Spanish for Business, you'll focus on the development of vocabulary, writing, reading, and cultural understanding specifically when conducting business in the Hispanic world.

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Goes great with a minor in Latin American Studies

If you choose to major in Spanish, you can combine your language and literature courses with Latin American Studies and be exposed to other disciplines such as politics, economics, film, and theater.

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Clubs and More

The Modern Language department sponsors two organizations specifically geared to bring majors and minors together—the Spanish Club and Delta Sigma Pi, the nationally recognized honorary Spanish fraternity.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA
  • Minor


All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:


Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

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Admissions Counselors

Dr. José Manuel Garcia

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