The Language and Culture department graduates students to become successful translators, interpreters, teachers, professors, social workers, psychologist, politicians, nurses, entrepreneurs, musicians, graphic designers, law enforcement professionals, and any professions involving helping the Latino community. You can become one of them!
Students choose Language and Culture for many reasons, but one of the primary benefits is small class sizes. Our students become friends as they journey through their degree program, working closely with educators who work to ensure success with every student.
Our students have interned at many leading organizations, including Clinica La Esperanza-Roatan (Honduras), Univision, Bank of America, A Place called Home, Children's Hospital and many more.
Perseverance, hard work and honesty are the characteristics we seek in Language and Culture students.
Spanish/Latin American Studies
Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the U.S., with an estimated 400 million Spanish speakers worldwide. Being proficient in Spanish and its cultures is of particular importance in California, where the number of Spanish-speaking households continues to increase.
French remains the most widely spoken European language outside of English. It remains the language of refinement and culture, and through francophone literature reflects a uniquely global diversity of cultures based solely on language.