Contact Information:
Dept.:  English, Philosophy, Spanish, & Humanities
Office: Bellow Academic (BA) 221
Phone: 507-537-7155

The Foreign Language Program seeks to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing a second language, and to introduce the student to the literature and civilization of another country in order to broaden his/her perspective and increase his/her understanding and sensitivity of a foreign culture. Graduates may enter careers in international business, education, the tourism and hospitality industries, and government service.

For students interested in completing a foreign-language minor within a broader international business preparation, see the Management section.



  • Spanish

Student Clubs/Organizations Associated with Foreign Languages:


Story Image Pat Carmody is Cowan Award Winner

Registrar Pat Carmody is the 2017 Cowain Award Winner, and will receive a special medal during Commencement exercises May 6.

Story Image Dene Kay Thomas is Commencement Speaker

Dr. Dene Kay Thomas, president of Fort Lewis College and an SMSU alumna, is this year's Commencement speaker

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