48 months
5742 USD/year
5742 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Spanish BA program from San José State University prepares students to effectively use grammatical structures in Spanish and to express oneself orally and in writing in different sociolinguistic milieus including formal and academic presentations.


The Spanish BA program from San José State University helps students learn how to appreciate literary texts of the Spanish-speaking world (Spain, Spanish America and the Hispanic U.S.) and to recognize stylistic elements in the literature.

Graduates with Spanish from San José State University will be able to:

  • develop and carry out research projects in Spanish, including term papers and bibliographical research.
  • analyze and develop texts other than literary: for example, informal and formal correspondence, (applications for school or jobs, a resume, brochures, etc.) and to understand the use of appropriate academic and technical terminology.
  • produce, analyze and rationalize the sounds of Spanish (phonology) as compared and contrasted with the sounds of English.
  • analyze morphological, syntactic and semantic components of Spanish.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing Workshop 
  • Advanced Spanish 
  • Spanish Culture 
  • Hispanic American Culture 
  • Spanish Phonology 
  • Spanish Morphology and Syntax 
  • Spanish Literature 
  • Spanish American Literature
  • Hispanic Literature 
  • Hispanic Culture 
  • Hispanic Linguistics 
  • Spanish Translation: Theory and Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Earn the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of “B” grades.
    • Successfully complete three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of “C-” or better.
    • Submit official test scores from an approved English language proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS).
    • Submit partial official secondary school (high school) transcripts and final transcripts.
    • Take SAT or ACT (highly recommended).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2871 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2871 USD per semester during 48 months.

Non-resident students pay basic registration fees plus $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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