Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

A Spanish degree from ACU includes part of the requirements to become a Spanish teacher, plus many other career possibilities. 

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

ACU’s bachelor degree in 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.

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Preparing for multiple career opportunities

Multidisciplinary by nature, this Spanish (B.A.)  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 as well as the Spanish teacher certification test.

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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

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)
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Degree Details

Spanish, BA (SPAN)


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:



Language and Literature

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: November 1st

Regular: February 1st

National Candidates: May 1st

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