Department of Modern Languages and Literature

CBU's Department of Modern Languages and Literature offers a range of bachelor's and master's degree programs in English, Spanish, Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) and more. To learn more about interesting classes, potential careers, student publications, and travel opportunities, explore our individual program pages.

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Modern Languages and Literature

Through the study of languages and literature, the Modern Languages & Literature department at CBU engages students in the consideration of diverse ideas, cultures, and worldviews through a decidedly Christian lens. We seek to equip students to enter a variety of careers requiring critical and creative thought, excellence in written and oral communication, and a consideration of cultural influences and values. Our caring, experienced professors cultivate classroom experiences that challenge and inspire, preparing students to share their voices and their hearts in their community and around the globe.

Majors, Minors and Programs

At California Baptist University, we empower students to reach their full potential through our diverse range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With a commitment to academic excellence, cutting-edge research, and a vibrant campus community, we provide a transformative educational experience that prepares graduates for success in their chosen fields. Join CBU on a journey of knowledge, growth, and achievement as you pursue your academic and professional goals.


Dr. Travis

Our diverse and dedicated Christian faculty prepares students for future careers embracing a wide range of professions and ministries: as language teachers in secondary education, as writers or editors for newspapers and magazines, as successful creative writers, as instructors of English for foreign students, as well-equipped ministers at home or missionaries abroad, as staff members in law firms or cultural centers, as interpreters for the court or for business companies and as strong candidates for more advanced academic studies including doctoral programs. We provide not only rigorous and well-respected academic programs but also a caring Christian college environment nurtured by our Christian belief. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Erika Travis, Ph.D.
Professor of English. Department Chair, Modern Languages and Literature.

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