University of Arkansas Spanish Student Sae Matsumoto with friends


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UAFS Mission Statement

Vision and Mission of the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith:


The vision of the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is to “prepare students to succeed in an ever-changing global world while advancing economic development and quality of place.” The University’s mission is that “UAFS will be a national model for preparing students for workforce mobility through education and professional development while serving as the thought leader in the region for workforce training.”

Spanish Bachelor of Arts

"A semester studying abroad is one of the degree requirements for the Spanish B.A..  A unique aspect of our program, this opportunity enables our students to become part of a different culture for a semester, learning how things are done in other parts of our beautiful planet. We aspire to promote and encourage that world-embracing vision in our students."

~ Dr. Mary A. Sobhani, World Languages Department Head

Spanish Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the B.A. in Spanish, students will be able to:

  1. Speak in Spanish at an Intermediate-High level or above (ACTFL).
  2. Research and write at an Advanced-Low level (ACTFL).
  3. Demonstrate a metacognitive awareness of the main features of the Spanish language.
  4. Participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.