Description of Program
BUSCA offers the Spanish-speaking community the degree of Associate of Arts with a concentration in English for Academic Purposes. The program of studies fulfills the core requirements of the School of Arts and Sciences and facilitates the students’ transition to a bachelor's degree program.
The BUSCA curriculum is designed to help the students become proficient in English in an educational environment that is comfortable and challenging. BUSCA also provides instruction in U.S. culture and history so that BUSCA graduates will be fully integrated citizens or residents.
Bilingual support services are available to all BUSCA students.
BUSCA offers Spanish-speaking students a quality Catholic educational experience grounded in the Christian anthropological assumption that all are created in the image and likeness of God. BUSCA reflects the University’s Catholic and Lasallian mission by educating Hispanic students so they can prosper spiritually, intellectually, and socially as well as economically. BUSCA engages in educational programs designed to empower Hispanic students to be bilingual/bicultural leaders in contemporary U.S. society.