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Spanish Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Waltham, MA, United States
Unlike many traditional majors in Spanish that emphasize literature, our Spanish Studies curriculum combines business study with exploration of language, culture, history and contemporary affairs in the Spanish-speaking world. Our degree in Spanish focuses on the three principal Spanish-speaking regions: Spain, South America and the Caribbean. 
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From the United Nations to the developing economies of South America, Spanish is one of the global languages of business.

Organizations need people who can communicate effectively with the hundreds of millions of Spanish-speakers worldwide. If you have a knack for understanding new cultures — and perhaps a touch of wanderlust — a Spanish Studies degree is a great way to launch your career on an international stage.

We’ve designed the major for both native and non-native speakers of Spanish through a two-track system. You’ll be required to complete an applied learning experience specific to your track.

You’re in luck — the language, cultural and business skills you’ll gain as a major in Spanish Studies  will give you your pick of professional options both in the United States and abroad. Business, government, health care and tourism are just some of the industries you might want to check out.

Specific positions you can pursue include:

  • Cultural events coordinator
  • FBI agent
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Health care administrator
  • International banking specialist
  • International relations specialist
  • National security agent
  • Translator/interpreter
  • Travel agent

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Writing and Composition
  • Current and Controversial Topics
  • Directed Study
  • Latinos in the U.S.
  • Masterpieces in Latin American and Caribbean Literature
  • Masterpieces in Spanish Literature
  • Seminar in Spanish
  • Seven Cities in the Spanish-Speaking World
  • Spanish for Business
  • Survey of Spanish Literature

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

  • Application form with $50 fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • College essay
  • Senior Grades
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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