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With a Spanish Transfer Pathway Degree from Normandale, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the Spanish language and culture, and you’ll study foundational courses like college writing, math, and communication as part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. 

When you graduate, you can easily transfer to one of seven Minnesota State universities where you’ll enter as a junior and can pursue your bachelor’s in Spanish.

Where Will a Spanish Degree Take You?

When you start your journey in Spanish here — you’ll get an affordable, flexible, and personalized program. You’ll develop a solid foundation in written and spoken Spanish, along with a deeper understanding of Spanish and Latin American culture.   

A Spanish degree opens doors to a lot of different career paths, and adds skills that are marketable in any career. 

Learning Spanish can help you:  

  • adapt and function well in unfamiliar situations,  
  • communicate well with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds,  
  • analyze cultural differences in professional settings, and 
  • think abstractly and critically. 

What Makes our Spanish Program Unique?

The World Languages and Cultures Department at Normandale Community College is proud to be the largest language department within the Minnesota State system. 

As a student here, you’ll get personalized attention with small class sizes, and you’ll have  ample time to practice speaking, writing and reading Spanish.  

Our excellent two-year program will give you a solid foundation to help meet your goals.  

If you need to complete a language requirement in Spanish, or if you want to major in Spanish at a four-year university — you’ll get a great start here.


Spanish Language Level Guide

Spanish Language Level Guide

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Spanish Certificate

Spanish Certificate

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Spanish Program Basics

World Languages Faculty

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