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  • Students are no longer accepted into this program as of June 5, 2024.
  • Students currently enrolled in this program are asked to contact their department chair for a teach-out plan.

The Fredonia Difference

Fredonia’s degree program in Spanish is designed to offer a balanced approach to the development of language skills and the acquisition of a broad and solid knowledge of the literature, culture, and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2024, federal regulation requires institutions of higher education to make a determination whether a Title IV eligible academic program that leads to professional licensure or certification meets the educational requirements for licensure/certification in the U.S. State where the institution is located and the U.S. States where “distance education” students are located at the time of initial enrollment in the program, as well as U.S. States where the program is advertised as meeting such requirements, and if applicable, the U.S. State where students attest they intend to be licensed/certified. The Adolescence Education: Spanish, (B.S.) program at SUNY-Fredonia is registered by the New York State Education Department and thus meets the educational requirements for licensure/certification for New York State. Through a good faith effort, and for the purpose of complying with the federal regulation, we have determined that Adolescence Education: Spanish, (B.S.) program at SUNY-Fredonia meets the educational requirements for licensure/certification in the following U.S. States: New York State however, it is important to note that SUNY-Fredonia is not the licensure/certification authority in these U.S. States and cannot assess whether an individual candidate will be issued a license/certificate in these U.S. States and instead it is incumbent on each individual candidate to contact the licensure/certification authority in the applicable U.S. State for any further guidance on the requirements for licensure/certification requirements and application processes.

Career Opportunities for Spanish

  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Language analysis
  • Linguistics
  • Diplomacy
  • Civil service
  • Foreign service
  • Immigration/naturalization
  • Customs Intelligence
  • Security and Protection


What does a 4-year degree look like?

View Example 4-Year Curriculum

What are all the required and elective courses offered to obtain this degree?

View Full Curriculum

Sample Courses

SPAN 313 Spanish Conversation

Oral-aural drills, conversational exercises to provide practice in understanding and speaking Spanish. Emphasis on improving pronunciation and fluency

SPAN 314 Spanish Composition

Writing colloquial and formal Spanish. Translations and free compositions.

SPAN 315 Readings in Spanish

The course will improve the student’s reading comprehension in Spanish through a varied array of texts, from social media to literature. The class begins with a study of what it involves reading in the language. The last part of the course will be devoted to literary texts and their analysis.

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