Spanish teacher

Spanish (BA)

A cross-cultural world of opportunity.

In today’s global marketplace, studying Spanish -- one of the world’s most widely spoken languages -- opens the door to many career opportunities and rich life experiences.

ACU Spanish majors acquire language and cultural proficiency through in-depth study of language structures, cultural competency, literary knowledge and enhanced communicative skills. We strongly encourage our majors to bring their language skills to life and spend a semester in Uruguay or another approved immersion destination.

Multidisciplinary by nature, this program -- especially when combined with another major or minor -- gives students a solid foundation to work in business, education, service, translation, government or mission fields. Our program’s emphasis on literary genres, cultural studies, eras and interpretation can prepare you well for graduate studies.

Program Overview

Credit hours University Requirements: 56 credit hours
+ Major Requirements: 34-38 credit hours
+ Electives: 34-38 credit hours
= Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
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Department Language and Literature
School/College College of Arts and Sciences


You’ll take courses such as:

  • Immersion Communication
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Latin American Culture
  • Survey of Peninsular Literature
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  • Teaching Certification

What can you do after graduation?

  • High School Spanish Teacher
  • Interpreter
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Writer
  • Translator
  • Proofreader
  • Foreign Diplomat
  • Missionary
  • International Account Manager
  • International Relations Consultant
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Experiential Learning Opportunities

Spanish majors at ACU learn outside the classroom and around the world with co-curriculars and programs including:

  • Study abroad
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish majors honor society)
  • Community service
  • Internships
  • Hispanos Unidos (student group)

About the Department of Language and Literature

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ACU's mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. The Department of Language and Literature empowers students to fulfill the "throughout the world" element of this mission, preparing them to connect with the languages, cultures and peoples of other nations.

The department serves the university by providing students with core curriculum courses in composition, literature, professional writing, French, German and Spanish.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.