Gain a Competitive Edge

At roughly 53 million people, the U.S. has the second-highest concentration of Spanish speakers in the world. Just in Texas, nearly 8 million people use Spanish in their daily lives. While pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in Hispanic Studies at A&M-Commerce, you will have the opportunity to gain a career advantage thanks to your studies in the languages, cultures and literature of Latin America, Spain and the United States. Whether in the classroom or taking advantage of our study abroad programs, our attentive staff will ensure you can get the most out of your education. No matter your proficiency on arrival, the BA in Hispanic Studies program will provide educational and learning opportunities to prepare you as a highly valuable bilingual professional.

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See Yourself Succeed

Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics with an Emphasis in TESOL

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Dedicated Faculty

Engage with exceptional faculty who will teach you to read well and write often. Our faculty are committed to improving your analytical skills and offer insight into the use and structure of language, literature and film.

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Enrich Your Education

Our multidisciplinary department offers a range of specialties from applied linguistics to film history. Our diverse programs will enable you to understand cultural and social differences within the framework of literature and languages.

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Writing Resources

Improve your writing skills through the Department of Literature and Languages. You'll have access to writing resources to strengthen your talents and sharpen your communicating skills.

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Career Readiness

Thinking critically and communicating effectively. That's what employers are looking for. The College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts is dedicated to providing you the knowledge and resources for exceling in the workforce.

Focus Your Passion

The Department of Literature and Languages offers two different tracks towards earning your bachelor’s degree. Discover what option works best for your career interest and goals.


In an increasingly diverse society, Spanish speakers are more in demand every day. Pass your love of Spanish to the next generation with the skills you learn through this track.
Total credit hours: 120


Learn to appreciate not only the language of Spanish but also its rich history. There’s a wealth of information to be gained through this track that can then be applied to your career of choice.
Total credit hours: 120

What You Will Learn

A degree in Hispanic Studies will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Gain, re-acquire and expand skills in oral expression, critical reading, translation and professional writing
  • Learn the unique use and structure of the Spanish language in diverse communities throughout US and around the world
  • Become a skillful mediator, bridging understanding between languages and cultures
  • Develop your transcultural competence as you advance your understanding and appreciation of Spanish literatures and cultures

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Become a valuable member of any team. As our culture becomes more diverse, the demand for bilingual workers increases. These are just a few of the many opportunities that await you.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Interpreter and Translator
Public Relations Specialist
Advertising, Promotion or Marketing Manager
Bilingual Speech Language Therapist
Travel Agent

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

Student Organizations

Phi Iota Alpha (ΦΙΑ), established on December 26, 1931, is the oldest Latino fraternity still in existence and works to motivate people, develop leaders and create innovative ways to unite the Latino community. The brotherhood is composed of undergraduate, graduate and professional men committed towards the empowerment of the Latin American community by providing intensive social and cultural programs and activities geared towards the appreciation, promotion and preservation of Latin American culture.

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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