Spanish (BA)
Accelerated Program

Students pursuing a BA degree in Spanish have the opportunity to gain reading, speaking and writing proficiency in the language. The Tempe campus program offers two study options: the Spanish linguistics track and the Spanish literature and culture track.

The linguistics track provides an in-depth understanding of the Spanish language while the literature and culture track addresses issues throughout the Spanish-speaking world as seen through the lenses of Spanish language, culture and literature.

A Bachelor of Arts in Spanish is also available for ASU Online students; it combines courses from both the linguistics track and the literature and culture track.

Students are encouraged to contact a school advisor to discuss which option is best for them. Throughout the year, through study abroad and exchange programs, ASU offers opportunities to study in countries in which Spanish is spoken. More information regarding study abroad opportunities is available at

Degree Offered

Spanish (BA)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Tempe, Online

Major Map

A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.

Application Requirements

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Affording College

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Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Career Outlook

Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhance any occupation and offer graduates many career opportunities. Language-intensive careers include:

  • foreign correspondent or media professional
  • foreign service officer
  • intelligence officer
  • international business
  • language teacher
  • law and immigration professional
  • multilingual administrative professional
  • professor of language, literature and culture
  • translator or interpreter
  • travel professional

Career fields in which knowledge of diverse languages and cultures is valuable include:

  • advertising, marketing or communications
  • airline industry
  • film, television or multimedia
  • hospitality industry
  • hotel and resort management
  • intelligence
  • international education and study abroad administration
  • international law
  • military
  • ministry

Additional education or certification may be required for some career paths.

Example Careers

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:

Career*growth*median salary
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 4.9%$78,840
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.8%$62,870
Interpreters and Translators 20%$52,330
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 5.7%$69,920

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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