Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Today Spanish is spoken in twenty-one countries and by more than 300 million people worldwide. In fact, over twenty-six million people speak Spanish in the United States alone. As a student at UALR, you don’t have to travel too far from home to realize and experience the importance of Spanish globally, in the United States, and in the state of Arkansas—the state with the fastest growing Hispanic population. As evidence of the impact Spanish is having on Arkansas and Little Rock, consider the fact that just last year Mexico opened a consulate across the street from the UALR campus that now serves the tri-state area of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.
Spanish classes at UALR will give you the confidence to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with native Spanish speakers with whom you will increasingly come into contact. In addition, you will acquire the cultural awareness that is needed to understand the customs and practices of Spanish speakers here in Arkansas and around the world. Our classes will introduce you to a fascinating array of writers, artists, filmmakers, and politicians, some of whom influenced the Spanish-speaking world in the past and others who are shaping it today.
So whether you plan to stay in Arkansas or move to another state, and whether you choose a career in education, business, hospitality, medicine, or law, a degree in Spanish will not only open doors for you but will give you a competitive edge in your chosen profession. Sign up for a class today and discover the wonder that is the Hispanic World!