The Department of World Languages is dedicated to equipping graduates of this degree linguistically, culturally, and intellectually and for effective communication in and about languages and literatures other than English in a pluralistic American society and abroad.
The Spanish major is offered jointly through La Sierra University and the Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) schools in Argentina and Spain. Students wishing to declare the Spanish major must take the Spanish Placement Test administered by the Department of World Languages. A year abroad (3 quarters or 2 semesters) is required for all majors, except those who can give evidence of having completed secondary school studies in their native Spanish-speaking country in Latin America or Spain. For exact credit equivalencies from the ACA programs in Argentina or Spain for the Spanish major, consult with the World Language Department.