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Hispanic Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, WA,
The Department of Hispanic Studies from University of Puget Sound offers a sound educational experience centered on the study of the language as well as the literary and cultural production of Iberian, Latin American, and U.S. Hispanic cultures, from their origins to the present time.


We offer language instruction to serve all proficiency levels, from beginners to students with native or near-native language skills. In our upper-division courses, students hone their research, writing, and public speaking skills and explore key questions posed by literary and cultural studies about the Spanish-speaking world: the United States, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain.

We address the needs of traditional students of Spanish as a foreign language; of heritage speakers for whom Spanish is a part of their family history; and of bilingual and bicultural students whose first language is English but who enter the university as near-native speakers of Spanish.

Career options:

Majors in Hispanic Studies from University of Puget Sound are well prepared for graduate studies in Spanish. They are also well qualified to pursue post-graduate degrees and entry-level work in fields such as law, business, education, journalism, and medicine.

 Frequently, our graduating majors have integrated their studies of Spanish language and cultures with coursework in other disciplines and pursue careers in fields such as international business, the non-profit sector, government, human and immigrant rights work, travel, and communications, all of which value their expertise in Hispanic Studies highly.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Elementary Spanish
  • Accelerated Elementary Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • Advanced Oral Expression
  • Spanish Contemporary Issues
  • Latina/o America: A Critical Introduction to Latina/o Studies
  • Iberian Cultures
  • Latin American Culture and Civilization
  • Literature, Theory, and Practice
  • Literature of the Americas
  • Spanish Literature: An Overview
  • Hispanic Short Story
  • Hispanic Poetry
  • Spanish Film
  • Latin American Film

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • Common Application: Complete the Common Application, including the essay and $60 application fee, and submit your application online by the appropriate deadline.
  • Member Questions and Writing Supplement: Please fill out this section completely. If you agree to fill out the test-optional essay questions then you will need to fill out the Writing Supplement. 
  • School Report: The School Report gives us information about your school, your curriculum, and your performance. 
  • Counselor and Teacher Evaluation: We request one recommendation from a counselor or advisor at your current school and one from a teacher at your current school.
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized Tests

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51470 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51470 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tacoma

  • 1000 - 1580 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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