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Bachelor of Arts in Modern Language and Culture - Columbus State University


Bachelor of Arts in Modern Language and Culture

About the Program

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Embrace the creative power of language. When you pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Language and Culture, your creative and mental muscles grow. By understanding how humans interact across world cultures, your career opportunities expand. Your ability to inspire collaboration will transform you into an innovative problem-solver.

Choose a BA in modern language and culture at Columbus State University and you’ll learn alongside passionate classmates, work one-on-one with instructors, and build your professional network through internships. With study abroad programs in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and Seville, Spain, you'll have the opportunity to refine your language skills while immersed in dynamic new cultures.

Take complete advantage of faculty expertise that encompasses a broad range spanning Latin American literature, Hispanic women's writing, Spanish and Latin American culture, Hispanic linguistics, and the use of technology in the Humanities. You can take classes at the Elementary and Intermediate levels in French, German, Japanese, and Latin. We also offer Elementary Arabic classes.

At CSU, language majors enjoy the opportunity to practice their target languages outside the classroom with activities like conversation tables, film nights, and guest-speaker events. Our campus has a chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, a National Honor Society for students of Spanish. Create the educational experience you’ll need for a lifetime of success.

We are proud of our graduates over the past six years:

  • 100% of our graduates in the Teacher Certification track secured employment teaching HS Spanish in Georgia and elsewhere
  • 100% of our graduates who applied to graduate school were admitted into regionally or nationally-recognized programs

Take the next step in learning practical and lifelong skills with a BA in modern language and culture from CSU.

Career Opportunities

Based on your area of concentration, a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Language and Culture degree prepares you for advanced study or a broad range of careers including:

Travel Services

  • Tour Guides
  • Travel Agents
  • Foreign Travel Advisors
  • Publisher of Tourist Literature
  • Airline Industry
  • Visitor and Convention Bureaus
  • National Parks
  • Hotel and Restaurant Staff/Management
  • Car Rental Agency


  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Import/Export
  • International Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Personnel Manager
  • Fashion Industry
  • Automobile Industry

Government Services

  • Peace Corps
  • Diplomatic Corps
  • Court Interpreter
  • United Nations
  • US Intelligence Community (CIA, FBI, NSA, CNSI, etc.)
  • Immigration & Customs
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service


  • Teacher (K–12)
  • Teacher for Commercial Language Schools
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Overseas Teacher for Foreign Corporations & Diplomats
  • Editor
  • Tutor
  • Study Aboard Coordinator
  • College University Professor

Humanities & Arts

  • Linguist
  • Critic/Reviewer
  • Author/Writer
  • Historian
  • Philosophy
  • Theater

Degree Requirements

Please see our academic catalog for additional information about this degree's requirements.

Spanish Literature and Culture Track

Explore the fascinating world of Spanish culture through American literature, Hispanic women's writing, Spanish and Latin American culture, Hispanic linguistics, and the use of technology in the Humanities.

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Spanish with Teacher Certification Track

Create a path to teaching HS Spanish in Georgia and other locations. Identify methods for planning instruction based on standards and knowledge of students by using a wide range of instructional strategies. Prepare for teacher certification with the ability to assess learning and teaching and use assessment data to adapt instruction for improved student learning. Graduates will display values, commitments, dispositions, and habits associated with effective and professional teaching.

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Admissions Requirements

Please see our admissions page for any general admission requirements or the academic catalog for any degree-specific admission requirements.

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Tuition and Fees

Value matters at CSU. We strive to make all programs attainable and affordable for every student.

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Financial Aid

From state scholarships to federal student aid, we’re here to help you take advantage of every educational resource.

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