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Spanish from Southern Connecticut State University builds students' speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension skills, which open job opportunities in university teaching, translation and interpretation, marketing, business, public relations, and foreign service, among others. 

Graduates with Spanish from Southern Connecticut State University will be able to:

  • participate in most informal and some formal conversations on topics related to school, home, and leisure activities and on some topics related to employment, current events, and matters of public and community interest (communicative competence)
  • understand short conventional narrative and descriptive texts with a clear underlying structure, understanding the main facts and some supporting details (listening ability)
  • understand the main ideas and some supporting details of conventional narrative and descriptive texts with a clear underlying structure and high-frequency vocabulary and structures (reading ability)
  • speak by combining and linking sentences into connected discourse of paragraph length, handling appropriately the essential linguistic challenges presented by a complication or an unexpected turn of events (speaking ability)
  • complete written work in the target language in basic work/academic scenarios, narrating and describing in major time frames with some control, and composing simple summaries on familiar topics (writing ability)
  • explain some diversity among cultural products (such as literaterary works, films, music and the arts) and practices and how it relates to cultural perspectives (intercultural competence)
  • use communicative strategies such as rephrasing and circumlocution (strategic ability)

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Spanish 
  • Spanish Language Practice in Spain
  • Spanish Culture in Spain
  • Dante and His Times
  • Literature of Medieval Europe
  • Renaissance in Europe 1350-1650
  • Modern Literature and Other Arts
  • European Novel and Short Story 1945 to Present
  • Contemporary French Novel

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript from an accredited secondary school or official GED equivalency diploma or GED transcript.
    • 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor
    • Official standardized test score report from ACT or SAT (Reading/Writing + Math; Essay not required)
    • Complete the Common Application for Admission online.
    • An essay or personal statement is required within the Common Application.
    • Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee (payable online by debit card, credit card or e-check)
    • a high school GPA in the B range
    • a combined score on the NEW SAT in the range of 980 to 1180
    • an ACT composite score in the range of 18-21

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9218 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9218 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3081 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
    Living Costs

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