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Welcome to the Spanish Program

Why Study Spanish

Spanish is one of the three most widely spoken languages in the world. In the United States, it is the second language used most commonly among more than 32 million persons of Hispanic backgrounds. Moreover, it is the most popular foreign language studied by North American students in the secondary schools, colleges and universities. Knowledge of Spanish language and culture offers students a competitive edge in such fields as education, business, social work, international affairs, health care, law, library science, translation, media and social sciences.

Understanding the Spanish Program

Learn about the Spanish Placement Test

Entry Level Course Descriptions

Student Activities and Opportunities 

Students studying Spanish at LSU will have opportunities to interact with students and faculty members from various Hispanic countries. You may consider, for example, joining the Spanish Student Club and meeting classmates and friends at the Spanish Table. Qualifying students will be able to join the honorary Spanish language society Sigma Delta Pi. Outstanding undergraduates majoring in Spanish can apply for the James M. Smith, Jr. Endowed Scholarship and majors and minors attending study abroad programs can apply for the Maria I. Duke Dos-Santos scholarship. 

New Spanish Graduate Minor

The Spanish Department is pleased to announce the creation of a graduate level minor. Interested students can find details in the M.A. in Hispanic Studies Information Sheet. 

Learn more about the Graduate Level Minor