• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cullowhee, NC, United States
The Spanish program at Western Carolina University includes instructions in the Spanish language (both Peninsular and Latin American variants), as well as many courses in the culture and history of both Spain and Latin America.
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Key facts:

  • Spanish is the second most popular language in the United States with more than 37 million people speaking it in their homes. Having the ability to read, write and converse in Spanish gives you a competitive edge in the job market. Bilingual job candidates are desirable to employers in a variety of occupational fields. A career using the Spanish language is also a great way to travel to, and even live in, foreign countries. Western Carolina University’s Bachelor of Arts in Spanish prepares students to speak Spanish and have a deeper understanding of the history and culture of Latin America and Spain.
  • The coursework for Spanish program at the Western Carolina University includes classes such as Spanish Civilization; Spanish Prose and Poetry; Spanish-American Civilization; Hispanic World Topics. Students will also have opportunities to study abroad in a number of countries. Spanish faculty and students are also active in the local Hispanic community and you will have opportunities for hands-on, cultural experiences and language practice.
  • Employers in almost every career field value having bilingual staff members giving you a variety of job options in the private sector. Another popular, and in-demand, career is working as a translator or interpreter, a job that can have you working in schools, hospitals and a variety of other locations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average salary for translators and interpreters is $45,430 and expects the job field to grow 46% by the year 2022.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Spanish curriculum include:

  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish Conversation and Composition 
  • Hispanic Cultures
  • Advanced Oral Communication
  • Writing and Rhetoric
  • Writing and Critical Inquiry
  • Foundations Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Be sure that you complete the correct application. Be sure to be truthful, accurate and thorough. 
    • Application fee: This required, nonrefundable processing fee should be submitted at the time of application. The online application provides information about electronic submission of the application fee.
    • A majority of first-year prospective students submit an application prior to high school completion. An official high school transcript (or its equivalent) showing work completed to date is required at the time of application and prior to application deadlines. 
    • First-year applicants are required to submit official SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants are encouraged to take the same type of test at least twice (once in the spring of the junior year and once in the fall of the senior year) and may consider taking both the SAT I and ACT based upon score results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cullowhee

  • 900 - 1400 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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