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Spanish, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
The principal aims of the Department of World Languages and Literatures are to develop in the student an ability to understand, speak, and write the languages of his or her choice, and to read with appreciation literary and cultural texts in the foreign languages. The study of a foreign language enables students to understand a foreign culture and to broaden perspectives on their own culture.


The department is the primary resource for the college's language requirement. Any 3 or 4 credit course taken at the appropriate level in a foreign language (i.e., not in translation), or two credit self-instructional language courses in the same language fulfills the foreign literature and language requirement.

Advanced literature courses provide students with the skills needed to interpret texts linguistically, stylistically, and historically and enable them to gain knowledge of major periods, authors, and genres of literature. Courses in culture and civilization explore major achievements in art, history, politics, economics, media, and intellectual history as well as issues of gender and race. Advanced language courses provide practical skills for specific purposes such as translation, business, and other professional applications.

The department supports academic and extracurricular programs both on-campus and abroad in order to enhance understanding of foreign languages and cultures. Department faculty are key advisors in such self-determined majors as Italian, and they are committed to participating in such college interdisciplinary programs as Asian Studies, International Affairs, Latin American Studies, and Gender Studies. The department is committed to offering less commonly taught languages through the self-instructional language program.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Spanish
  • Alternative Second Semester Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Communicating in Spanish
  • Survey of Spanish Literature
  • Spanish American Literature and Culture
  • Language Across the Curriculum
  • Writing For Heritage Speakers
  • Spanish for the Health Professions 
  • Word of Mouth: Literature and Food
  • Special Topics in Spanish

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Preparation for Skidmore should include a minimum of four years of English, three or more years of mathematics, three or more years of social science, three or more years of science, and three or more years of a foreign language.

International students and U.S. citizens studying abroad must submit:

  • Transcripts of all secondary- and university-level work completed or currently in progress;
  • SAT or ACT examination results are required if English is not your first language and you have not attended a high school for at least three years where English is the only language of instruction;
The TOEFL or IELTS is also required if English is not your first language. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saratoga Springs

  • 1282 - 2800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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