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College of Liberal Arts

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Department Chair: Lisa Vollendorf

Program Director: Bonnie Gasior


RGRLL Language: Markus Muller

Single Subject for L.O.T.E.: Jean-Jacques Jura

Department Office: Academic Services, Room 309
Telephone: (562) 985-4318



Maria Carreira, Alicia del Campo, Bonnie Gasior, Claire E. Martin, Leslie Nord, Alexander Rainof, Lisa Vollendorf

Administrative Analyst/Specialist: Cindy McCarty

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors: Credential Advisor, Graduate Advisor, Undergraduate Advisor.

Career Possibilities

Customs Inspector • Immigration Officer • Importer/Exporter • Foreign Service Officer • International Marketing Representative • Travel Guide • Social Worker • Linguist • Foreign Correspondent • Community Organization Worker • Lawyer • Librarian • International Student Advisor • Educator • Peace Corps Worker • Interpreter • Translator • CIA/FBI Agent (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see


A major in Spanish is a treasured possession. A second major or a minor in Spanish opens many doors, but no matter what field a student plans to enter, be it health services, business, teaching, government, law, medicine, transportation, translation, engineering, or entertainment, a familiarity with Spanish will be invaluable. Bilingualism is almost an imperative in Southern California as well as in many other parts of our country.

In addition, the program provides preparation for those who plan to pursue doctoral work at other institutions.

It also provides a liberal education for those who wish to expand their knowledge of the communication process and of Hispanic literature and cultures. The Spanish Program offers courses in language, linguistics, literature, culture and translation leading to the following degrees and certificates: Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Spanish, Single Subject Teaching Credential in Spanish. Concentration in Spanish for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, minor in Spanish, Bilingual Concentration for B.A. in Liberal Studies, B.A. in Special Major and the M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies.