Discover Languages…Discover the World

Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at CSUB!  Our program is comprehensive, where you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the fascinating world of the Spanish-speaking countries and people. In our program, you will explore and learn about linguistics, literature, culture, history, and society in Spain and Spanish America. We offer courses geared towards acquiring or further developing your Spanish or French language skills, as well as courses in the upper-division level where you will be analyzing, thinking critically, expressing your views, and deepening your knowledge about the Spanish-speaking world or francophone world, all in the target language. Our program offers the following academic degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Master of Arts in Spanish
  • Minor in Spanish
  • A special major in French is available to interested students
  • Minor in French
  • California Teaching Credential in Spanish

Additionally, CSUB offers International Programs in Chile, México and Spain.  For more information contact our Modern Language Department.

The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022
Department Chair:

Dr. Steve Gamboa

Office: HOB 210

Phone: 661-654-2196

Administrative Coordinator:

Julie Garcia

Office: HOB 246

Phone: 661-654-2359