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Spanish, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The B.A. in Spanish also provides for an 18 hour concentration in another field of the student's choice, which makes graduates more competitive once out in the job market in a variety of employment opportunities and an internship in which the use of Spanish is required.

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish program from University of Houston Downtown focuses on applying foreign language skills in a variety of environments. As a graduate, you will be well positioned for employment opportunities in which bilingualism as well as excellent knowledge and mastery of Spanish are an asset.

As a Spanish major, students will explore the rich diversity of Hispanic/Latino cultures and dialects, develop and perfect written and oral skills in the Spanish language and study major literary, artistic and cinematic works in Spanish. 

Career options:

Many UHD students combine their studies in Spanish with other areas to prepare them for twenty-first century career opportunities such as international business, social justice and government, interpreting and translation, analytical linguistics, healthcare, law enforcement, community outreach, and education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall deadline for international students is 1 May.

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Conversational Spanish
  • Elementary Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish for Native Speakers
  • Spanish Grammar and Composition
  • Professional Writing
  • Spanish Conversation through Literature
  • Professional Oral Communication
  • Translation
  • Interpreting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Submit an Affidavit of Support indicating that a sponsor will be responsible for all of your educational and living expenses.
  •  In order to protect your privacy rights, the office of International Admissions requires that you give written permission specifying the person(s) who may access information concerning the status of your application and/or admission to the University of Houston-Downtown.
  •  You must provide a certified bank letter indicating that your sponsor is financially capable of meeting your education and living expenses. The bank letter must indicate, either in U.S. dollars or in the local currency, the amount maintained in your sponsors’ bank account(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13135 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5117 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5117 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 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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