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Spanish, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kansas City, MO, United States
The Spanish major at Rockhurst University provides a base of knowledge in areas like language, literature, culture, film, professional and medical Spanish. The sequence of courses will lead to a senior capstone on a research topic that fascinates you, along with personalized mentoring for it. 
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The major concentration in Spanish consists of a minimum of 21 upper-division semester hours of coursework. A Spanish major can be combined with another major or minor such as pre-med, education and nursing, among others. 

The mission of the Spanish program offered by Rockhurst University is to cultivate appreciation and respect of other cultures, sensitivity to issues of social justice, and the ability to communicate well with the people of those cultures in their language.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Advanced communication skills in Spanish 
  • The ability to develop multicultural perspectives and an understanding, appreciation and respect for another culture  
  • Critical and creative thinking in the target language 
  • Awareness of social justice in another region 
  • Insight into one’s own language and culture

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Conversation and Composition
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • Survey of Latin-American Literature
  • Survey of Spanish Literature
  • Latin American and U.S. Latina Women’s Literature
  • U.S. Latino Literature

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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