48 months
33290 USD/year
33290 USD/year
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Satisfy your curiosity for other cultures with a major in Spanish. At Saint Ambrose University, you can be a global citizen who learns from every person and every culture. Immerse yourself and see the world through new eyes, gain an edge in the job market, and fulfill your passion for learning.


Studying language in a global context helps you become a bi-cultural citizen. At SAU, you'll achieve linguistic and cultural proficiency.

You will develop even stronger reading and writing skills, grammar, stylistics, and vocabulary, but there is so much more. Explore Spanish language and Hispanic and Latino cultures through pop culture, literature, and linguistics.

Our faculty at Saint Ambrose University teach creative and compelling courses and seminars on unique topics, including comics and sequential art, media representation of violence, popular culture, and film.

Because language helps develop critical thinking, memory, flexibility, and an awareness of global perspectives, it will also elevate your ability to live, work, and thrive in our diverse world.

Foreign language proficiency is a competitive advantage in the workforce, and it expands your options for employment. The ability to communicate in more than one language is highly valued in the field of education, healthcare, and criminal justice.


Foreign language majors can pursue careers in education, translation or interpreter, international sales, foreign media, diplomatic corps, social work, publishing, travel agencies, immigration and customs, and with international aid organizations.

Foreign language skills are in demand in government agencies, like the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Foreign Service Institute, CIA, Homeland Security, and all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Spain 
  • Latin American Women Writers 
  • Comic Books in the Hispanic VVorld 
  • Spanish Pronunciations 
  • Methods and Approaches in Spanish Language Teaching 
  • Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To become an SAU Fighting Bee you need a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 unweighted scale) from an accredited high school.
  • St. Ambrose University has a test-optional* admissions process, but if you would like to submit scores, please make sure they are submitted either on high school transcript(s) or from the appropriate testing service. Send your test score(s) to St. Ambrose by using these codes, ACT: 1352, SAT: 6617. 

Tuition Fee

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    33290 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33290 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33290 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Davenport

820 - 1235 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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