Modern Languages with a concentration in Spanish.

A degree in Spanish prepares students for a wide-ranging number of careers and pursuits. Our graduates have gone to work in banking, insurance, finance, government, non-profit organizations, Homeland security, mission work, hospitals, and teaching careers at the secondary and university levels. They have also combined their language degrees with medical and legal degrees to become valued translators in their primary fields. Spanish graduates have attended graduate schools at SUNY, the Monterrey Institute of International Studies, LSU, and the University of Oklahoma.

The degree in Modern Languages with a concentration in Spanish   offers an extensive curriculum which includes the opportunity to study in Mexico and Costa Rica as well as twenty-six elective hours that allow students to complete a dual degree.  Students may also pursue a degree in Secondary Education combined with Spanish to prepare to teach.

The Department offers a minor in Latin and/or Classical Studies and courses in elementary Chinese. 

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What sets us apart?

Placement and credit exams 

Placement and credit exams are available to help students begin their Spanish studies above the elementary level.

The Spanish honor society 

The Spanish honor society Sigma Delta Pi offers scholarship opportunities to study in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Ecuador.


Sigma Delta Pi is the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society and was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California at Berkeley. Its insignia is the royal seal of Ferdinand and Isabella that represents Castille, León and Aragón. more

Study abroad program 

The Spanish program offers a study abroad program in the summer in Mexico or Costa Rica. 


The Spanish program offers certificates in Spanish for business and Spanish for many medical professions.

Language Learning Center

Students work as tutors in the Language Learning Center. 


Students who study languages at ULM have access to the Language Learning Center located on the third floor of Walker Hall  3-50. The Center offers Internet connectivity and contains seventeen computer workstations. The Center also has electronic material on culture and civilization, as well as programs for practicing with languages.  In addition, there are tutors available for French, Spanish, and Latin.


The center is open to all ULM students. Lab hours are Monday-Friday 8-5 and Friday 8-noon. To make an appointment visit us at the center or call 342-3097.

Collaboration and research opportunities

Students have the opportunity to collaborate on research projects with faculty and help manage the Festival of World Languages.

Spanish language skills are necessary in a wide variety of professions, and our students have gone on to work or study in numerous areas.

Admission to graduate schools such as the Monterrey Institute of International Studies, South Carolina University, the University of Oklahoma, and Universidad de Carlos III in Madrid, and LSU.

World missions and non-profit organizations.

Translators in banking, finance, and insurance.

Teaching at the secondary and university levels.

Government agencies like the FBI, Homeland Security, Social Security.

Translators in hospitals, clinics and organizations like the Red Cross. 


The School of Humanities offers a degree in Modern Languages with a major option in Spanish through the College of Arts, and Sciences.  It also offers a degree in Spanish for secondary education majors through the School of Education. 

The Modern Language degree requires thirty (30) hours of Spanish above the elementary (1001 and 1002) level and twelve (12) hours of French (1001, 1002, 2005).

Students in the School of Education must complete forty two (42) hours including 1001-1002, 2005, and phonetics, grammar and composition, six hours of culture and civilization, 4074 and 4075 in the thirty six hours above 1002.

NOTE: This information on this page is provided as a reference only and is subject to change. Always verify all curriculum information with your faculty advisor or the dean's office. For complete information see the ULM Course Catalog.

Other Spanish Options

Students may also choose to complete a concentration in Global Studies.

Many students are also choosing a minor in Spanish, French, or Latin. Except for students who wish to certify to teach, the minor consists of eighteen hours of the language at any level. Students who wish to certify to teach Spanish or French must complete twenty-one (21) hours. Those who wish to teach Latin must complete twenty-four (24) hours of Latin and twelve hours of related courses in mythology, history, theater, and/or English.

The courses above the intermediate level (2005) available to students of Spanish include:

2010 Commercial Spanish
2031 Grammar and Composition
3001 Survey of Spanish American Literature
3007-3008 Survey of Spanish Literature
3011 Phonetics
3012 Culture and Civilization of Mexico
3013 Culture and Civilization of Spain
3014 Culture and Civilization of Latin America
4002 Seminar in Spanish Literature
4005 Advanced Oral Language Development
4006 Advanced Syntax
4007 Contemporary Latin American Literature
4008 Contemporary Hispanic Literature in the United States
4015 Contemporary Spanish Literature
4025 Foreign Language Practicum
4074 Second Language Acquisition (crosslisted with Fren. 474)
4075 Language, Culture, and Classroom (crosslisted with Fren. 475)
5021 Prose and Poetry of the Spanish Golden Age

List of programs/Activities:

-Study abroad opportunities in Mexico and Costa Rica

-National Spanish honor society Sigma Delta Pi

-Phi Tau Gamma campus language society

-Opportunities to tutor in the Language Learning Center

-Opportunities to begin to accept fees for translation services

-Opportunity to help manage the Festival of World Languages for high school students.

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