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Spanish, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, WV,
The major in Spanish at Shepherd University seeks to help prepare students to live in a complex, technological, and diverse world by introducing them to varying perspectives offered by a thorough study of Spanish and Latin American literature, the Spanish language, and Spanish for the professions.


The primary objectives of the Spanish curriculum include the following:

  • To encourage students to think critically and to communicate their thoughts effectively by helping them develop the skills necessary to understand and utilize the Spanish language;
  • To contribute to the liberal arts education of all students by exposing them to the diversity and richness of Spanish and Latin American literature;
  • To prepare English education majors to become reflective problem solvers capable of teaching Spanish on the middle and secondary levels in a country as ethnically diverse as ours;
  • To provide students, particularly Spanish majors, with a broad background which will enable them to pursue graduate study; and
  • To give Spanish and Spanish education majors a knowledge of the basic tools of effective written communication, technology, and an understanding of literature that will enable them to pursue any vocation and function in a diverse and global work world.
  • Detailed Programme Facts

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

    Programme Structure


    • Advanced Conversation and Composition I
    • Advanced Conversation and Composition II 
    • Peninsular Culture and Civilization 
    • Latin American Culture and Civilization 
    • Study Abroad
    • Capstone Presentation 

    English Language Requirements

    • 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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    • 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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      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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 2

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

    Admission requirements:
    • Complete the application for admission.
    • Submit the $45 application fee or an approved application fee waiver.
    • Send an official high school transcript or GED to Shepherd.
    • Send your SAT or ACT scores.
    • It is recommended that you submit a personal statement with your application. Personal statements can be typed into the online application, mailed, or emailed.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      18048 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18048 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      7548 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7548 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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