Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, you’ll be prepared for graduate work in Spanish, Hispanic studies, romance language studies or related fields. You’ll also have a strong foundation for law school, public relations, library science, personnel work, management, government work or dozens of other fields requiring a broad familiarity with Spanish-language literature, Hispanic culture and the ability to communicate cross-culturally.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, you’ll be prepared for graduate work in Spanish, Hispanic studies, romance language studies or related fields. You’ll also have a strong foundation for law school, public relations, library science, personnel work, management, government work or dozens of other fields requiring a broad familiarity with Spanish-language literature, Hispanic culture and the ability to communicate cross-culturally.

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Mission

The Department of Language and Literature cultivates the effective use of language – through extensive reading and writing in English and mastery in other languages – as a powerful tool for communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking in Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

Program Structure

B.A. in Spanish Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Tracks

Teaching Certification

Required 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

Example Coursework

Immersion Communication

Advanced Grammar

Latin American Culture

Survey of Peninsular Literature

Minor Available

Yes

Department

Department: Language and Literature

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1 

Regular: Feb. 1 

National Candidates: May 1 

Curriculum

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’s 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 Study Abroad semester in Uruguay or another immersion destination. Since this degree allows a considerable number of elective hours, students majoring in Spanish can often secure a major in a second field, thus enhancing their career options.

Experiential Learning

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)

Careers

Proficiency in Spanish language opens a wide variety of career paths, including:

  • High school Spanish teacher
  • Interpreter
  • Foreign news correspondent
  • Writer
  • Translator
  • Proofreader
  • Foreign diplomat
  • Missionary
  • International account manager
  • International relations consultant