• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Spartanburg, SC, United States
The Spanish program offers students the opportunity to study the language, literature, and culture of the Hispanic world, including both European and Latin American contexts. Our alumni work globally in multinational businesses, international and American-based nonprofit organizations, the Peace Corps and in schools and universities around the world.
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The study of world languages and literature lies at the very center of the humanities. World language majors not only acquire skills in reading, writing and speaking world languages, but they also explore and develop an appreciation for literature and broader cultures of lands and people around the globe.

A minor in Spanish and minor in Spanish translation/interpreting are also offered, requiring students to complete 18 hours of courses, with at least 12 hours of upper level Spanish courses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the number of job openings for interpreters and translators is projected to increase by an incredible 46% by the year 2022. Students pursuing this minor open up future career opportunities in a range of professional fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • Partially taught in Spanish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Introductory Spanish I
  • Introductory Spanish II
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Selected Spanish Studies Abroad
  • Topics in Conversation
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • Hispanic Culture
  • Advanced Spanish Language I
  • Advanced Oral Practice
  • Introduction to Non-Literary Translation
  • Introduction to Interpreting
  • Advanced Spanish Language II
  • Spanish for the Professions
  • Spanish Civilization
  • Latin American Civilization
  • Survey of Spanish Literature I
  • Survey of Spanish Literature II
  • Survey of Spanish American Literature I
  • Survey of Spanish American Literature II
  • Selected Spanish Studies Abroad
  • Topics in Spanish Language or Literature
  • Independent Study
  • U.S. Latino Literature
  • Masterworks of Hispanic Literature
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Introduction to Romance Linguistics
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Senior Seminar in Spanish
  • Internship 

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.

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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.

General Requirements


International applicants must also provide official copies of school transcripts or certificates of satisfactory study (such as "A" or "O" levels, baccalaureate, bachillerato, Abitur or other school certificates). These records must include an English translation of the subjects you have studied and the grades you made in each subject. Ensure that the school's grading system is explained.

Sufficient Funding

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive official documents (originals, not photocopies) that certify that the student will have sufficient funding to attend the University of South Carolina for one calendar year.

Credential Evaluation

Students who have attended post-secondary educational institutions, colleges or universities outside of the United States are required to submit a professional credential evaluation of all work completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10854 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10854 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5355 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spartanburg

  • 948 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Financial aid programs at USC Upstate make it easier for many students to attend school who could not do so if left entirely to their own resources. The three general categories of federally-sponsored financial aid programs offered by the University to qualified undergraduate students include loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs.

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