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Bachelor of Arts

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500
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College of Humanities

Program Details

Study one of the most spoken languages in the world that is the official language of over 21 countries and acquire proficiency in Portuguese. Develop the skills to pursue a variety of careers, in fields including teaching, communications, public relations, international relations, foreign service and tourism.

This degree introduces four key areas: Hispanic literature and culture, Hispanic linguistics, translation and interpretation, and Portuguese. Explore a wide range of topics, including Peninsular and Latin American literature and culture, Spanish phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics and professional and cognitive aspects of translation and interpretation.

Eligibility: Successful candidates will have completed Span 251 or 6th semester proficiency (determined by a language Evaluation) and have a GPA of at least 2.0.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this degree program includes:

    Spanish 350: Readings in the Literary Genres
    Spanish 341: Translation and Interpretation: Social Justice and Practice
    Spanish 360: The Structure of Spanish
    Spanish 425: Advanced Grammar and Composition
    Spanish 441: Children's Literature in Spanish
    Spanish 473: Spanish for the Classroom Teacher of Spanish 
    SPAN 371A : Spanish for Business and Economics
    Span 381: Medical/Business Translation