As its primary objective, the Spanish Major promotes the study of the language and culture of Spanish-speaking people. It is designed to provide the background and appreciation of Hispanic literatures and cultures, and linguistic and analytic skills, so students can pursue careers in a variety of fields. The program seeks to contribute support to and articulate with other areas of study at the University. It aims to serve the immediate region and its needs, while providing students with insight and understanding of the Hispanic world at large.

The Spanish Major addresses cultural and linguistic connections between the United States and its Spanish-speaking neighbors. It promotes the concept that Spanish is not a foreign language, but rather one to be cultivated and appreciated alongside English in Southern California.

Programs Offered

  • Master of Arts in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Minor in Spanish


To learn more about Spanish at CSU San Marcos, please visit the Modern Language Studies department website.