At a Glance: program details
Required Courses (Major Map)
The BA program in Spanish allows students to gain reading, speaking and writing proficiency through either a Spanish linguistics track or the Spanish literature and culture track. The linguistics track provides an in-depth understanding of the Spanish language. In contrast, the literature and culture track addresses issues throughout the Spanish-speaking world as seen through the lenses of the Spanish language, culture and literature.
Throughout the year, through study abroad and exchange programs, ASU offers opportunities to study in Spanish-speaking countries.
The Bachelor of Arts is also available for online students as a combination of courses from both tracks. Students are encouraged to contact a school advisor to discuss the best option.
In addition to the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit The College's website for more information and requirements.
The Spanish Heritage track
The Spanish Heritage track is specially designed for students who have primarily learned their Spanish either at home or living within a Spanish-speaking community. This track has been created to help bilingual students expand their Spanish skills and knowledge of their cultural heritage in a rich, confidence-building environment.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
Change of Major Requirements
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
Flexible Degree Options
Accelerated program options
This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:
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Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.
Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhance any occupation and offer graduates many career opportunities. Language-intensive professions include:
- foreign correspondent
- foreign media professional
- foreign service officer
- international banking and finance professional
- language, literature or culture teacher
- law and immigration professional
- multilingual administrative professional
- translator or interpreter
- travel professional
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.9%
- Median Salary*: 80910
Interpreters and Translators
- Growth: 4.3%
- Median Salary*: 53640
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world. Culture teaches people about themselves and how to prepare for the challenges of life, and foreign cultures broaden that perspective to include other peoples whose lives may be both notably different from and remarkable similarly to their own.
Global Education programs provide immersion in the societies in which Spanish is spoken as well as a diverse array of individual and group experiences that effectively open those societies up to enriching personal experiences. Global Education programs enhance students' experience of the diversity of the world, and the knowledge of such diversity makes every person a better human being and citizen.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends these programs for students majoring in Spanish.
ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.