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  • B.A. in Spanish

    A globally connected world
    Build your language skills as well as your literary, cultural and historic understanding.
    Degree:
    B.A.
    School:
    School of Liberal Arts
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry & Online
    Credits:
    120

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Minor Concentration in Spanish (15 credits)

Students may minor in Spanish to complement any major. To complete the Spanish minor students must take five courses in Spanish in the 120 level or above. 

How quickly can I complete the program?
That depends on your ability, if you’re transferring credits from another school or program, or if you are pursuing teacher certification.
Are department faculty available for academic advising?
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
Is the program only for prospective language teachers?
No. Fluency in Spanish offers students a competitive edge in any field of employment.
What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1.877.MERCY.GO to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.
Do you offer night and/or weekend courses?
Yes. Major courses are usually offered Monday through Friday after 5 pm.
What are the pre-requisites for this program?
There are none. However, fluency in Spanish, or at least an excellent working knowledge of the language, is extremely helpful.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
Alan Hartman Assistant Professor, Modern Foreign Languages
Elise Arnold-Levene Assistant Professor, Modern Foreign Languages

Spanish Overview

With more than 40 million Hispanics in the U.S. today, the demand for bilingual employees, fluent in both Spanish and English, has grown exponentially over the last decade.

Coursework in this program will provide you with the language skills as well as the literary, cultural, and historic understanding you need to become attractive to national or international employers. 

The School of Liberal Arts offers students a major concentration in Spanish Language and Literature (B.A.). Students who complete these degrees enjoy a significant competitive edge in the job market, with excellent opportunities to travel, relocate, or obtain high-paying jobs right here in our region.

Spanish FAQS

How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
Is the program only for prospective language teachers?
No. Fluency in Spanish offers students a competitive edge in any field of employment.

Spanish Fast Facts

  • Fluency in Spanish offers students a competitive edge in any field of employment
  • Classes offered at night and on weekends

Career Opportunities

Representative career opportunities exist in business, government, healthcare, law enforcement, education, technology, the military, communications, translation, social service, and marketing.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Speak the with correct pronunciation
  • Use correct vocabulary
  • Use correct grammar and verb tenses
  • Demonstrate the ability to read in the target language at the appropriate level
  • Demonstrate the ability to write in the target language on the appropriate level
  • Demonstrate the ability to speak in the target language at the appropriate level