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Spanish Language and Literature, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Spanish Language and Literature program unlocks the door to a rich history of art, literature and culture and gives you a competitive edge with employers who value multilingual professionals in an increasingly diverse world.


Languages are best learned through speaking them. You’ll hone your skills and build confidence through one-on-one conversations and class discussions, and you’ll expand your knowledge of Spanish and the Hispanic culture through a wide range of courses. A degree in Spanish helps to prepare you for a successful career in fields such as international business, law,health care, journalism and teaching. 

Aside from exploring subjects as varied as Mayan art, pre-Columbian civilizations and modern poetry, you also have opportunities to study abroad in Spain and throughout Spanish America. Recent students have successfully completed programs in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville, Costa Rica and other exciting places. 

Quinnipiac’s Albert Schweitzer Institute offers you a unique portal to Central America by sponsoring service trips and partnering with other organizations that have created opportunities for our students to complete projects in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua. One grant from the Arias Foundation, for example, offers the opportunity for a yearlong internship in Costa Rica to work on issues of human rights, good governance, education and social studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date The deadline for freshman applications for Fall admission is February 1. Undergraduate Spring Semester Entry: 15 November.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Spanish I
  • Advanced Spanish II
  • Advanced Conversation 1
  • Culture of Spain
  • History of the Romance Languages
  • Latin American Cultures I
  • Latin American Cultures II
  • The Spanish Caribbean
  • Approaches to Literary Genres
  • Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
  • Spanish American Literature from the Conquest to 1880
  • Spanish American Literature from 1880 to Present
  • Nineteenth Century Literature of Spain
  • Spanish Drama and Poetry of the Golden Age
  • Contemporary Literature in Spanish
  • Senior Seminar

                              English Language Requirements

                              This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                              Academic Requirements

                              • High School Transcript
                                • A personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you should tell us who you are, and speak to your values, goals, and aspirations as a student
                                • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or others reflect your dedication and work ethic
                                • 4 years of English
                                • 3 years of mathematics (4 for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Physician Assistant applicants)
                                • 3 or more years of science (4 years required for applicants to the Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences)
                                • 2 years of social science and foreign language
                                • 3 academic electives

                              Tuition Fee

                              • International

                                45540 USD/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 45540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                              • National

                                45540 USD/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 45540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                              Living costs for Hamden

                              • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
                                Living Costs

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


                              All admitted freshmen are given consideration for merit-based scholarships and recipients are notified in their letter of acceptance.

                              All students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for all forms of financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed online.

                              Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                              The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                              Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.