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Hispanic Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Waltham, MA, United States
Research in linguistics and psychology consistently demonstrates that learning a second language develops the ability of students to reason abstractly, and therefore improves their capacity to learn in other fields.
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Overview

Research in psychology and education has shown that students who acquire a second language are more successful in interacting with foreign cultures and situations, and have a higher capacity to engage in fields of knowledge previously unknown to them. Several other facts have been clearly demonstrated: that language acquisition is age-sensitive, that languages acquired in non-academic settings develop faster when students receive further academic instruction, that bilingual students acquire additional languages more quickly than monolingual students, and that students of a second language vastly improve their critical reading and writing skills in their first language.

The programme

Professionals who have expertise in more than one language are consistently preferred over those who do not in jobs that require international connections. These same language skills play an important role in admission selections for graduate, law and medical schools. Professionals interested in working in education and social work, as well as the medical fields, are often expected to know a language other than English. By the mid-century, it is projected, Hispanics will be the largest ethnic group in the United States.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Beginning Spanish
  • Continuing Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish: Conversation
  • Intermediate Spanish: Topics in Hispanic Culture
  • Peoples, Ideas, and Language of the Hispanic World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Completed Brandeis undergraduate application
  • Official copies of all high school transcripts and/or GED certificate
  • Official copy of SAT I scores or the official ACT scores with writing in lieu of all SAT test scores
  • Official transcript(s) of any course(s) taken at the post-secondary school level
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher who has instructed you in a core academic course
  • $75 Application Fee
  • If English is not your native language, you should submit results from either the TOEFL or IELTS.
  • CSS Profile or International Financial Aid Application
  • Certification of Finances for International Students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50965 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50965 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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