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Spanish, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #551 (QS) Bethlehem, PA, United States
As the official language of 21 countries and the third most widely spoken language in the world, Spanish at Lehigh University provides access to a variety of peoples and cultures with a rich historical, cultural, and literary tradition.
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Overview

It is the language of over 10 million people in the United States, currently home to the world’s fourth largest Spanish-speaking population.

The Spanish curriculum at Lehigh University ranges from beginning language through upper-level courses spanning the literatures and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, Spanish-speaking Latin America, and Latino populations in the United States. Both a minor and major in Spanish are offered. Many courses in the Spanish program are also appropriate towards the Latin American Studies minor.

Study Abroad 

Study abroad requires prior consultation of Advisor, Associate Dean, and Registrar to make sure that courses and credits earned are transferable to Lehigh. Where appropriate, Financial Aid should also be consulted. Program listings and scholarship application forms may be consulted in the MLL office. A maximum of 16 credits may be transferred toward the ordinary major and 24 toward the honors major for a year abroad, 12 credits for a semester.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Advanced Conversational Spanish
  • Cultural Evolution of Spain
  • Spanish Special Topics
  • Spanish Writing Skills
  • Communicating in Spanish for Medical Personnel
  • Literature of the Spanish Caribbean
  • Hispanic Literature of the United States

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • $70 Application Fee
  • Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website is accepted and encouraged.
  • Lehigh University will adopt a test optional policy for the SAT or ACT during the 2020-21 year.
  • Transcripts must have the high school seal and/or official signature and be from a high school with a CEEB code.
  • All non-US citizens are required to submit the Certificate of Finances form filled out for all four years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bethlehem

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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