• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
Thirty credit hours in Spanish courses numbered 300 and above. In addition, demonstrated 202/276 skill level in a language other than Spanish or English must be documented or completed.
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  • Learning other languages helps increase your knowledge of the world by communicating with the global community.
  • Speaking more than one language facilitates the discovery of diverse peoples and societies - their humor, literature, newspapers, television, web sites, movies and more..
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  • Some of the careers that a major in Spanish can lead to include Interpreting, Teaching, Editing, Publishing, and Scholarship.
  • The skills you develop while earning your degree involve communicative competencies and professionalized Spanish language usage.
  • You also obtain cultural knowledge through the study of literature, linguistics, critical thinking and textual analysis.
  • Careers that are supported by a second major in Spanish are too numerous to mention. Some examples include Medicine and Health, Social Work, International Peace, Justice and Development, Business and the Legal System.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Topics in Hispanic Culture and Language
  • Developing Spanish Writing Skills
  • Physical and Natural Science
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • Advanced Grammar

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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®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.

General Requirements

  • A minimum of 26 credit hours; 23 credit hours must be in courses acceptable toward graduation.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on all work:
  • Transfer students must have a 2.00 transfer GPA
  • Continuing UNM students must have a 2.00 institutional GPA
  • Demonstrated academic achievement by satisfying the following:
  • Completion of the University Writing and Speaking Core
  • Completion of the University Mathematics Core
  • Completion of the University Foreign Language Core
  • Completion of Department of Spanish & Portuguese major admission course work with grades of “C” or better for SPAN 202 or 212 or 276 or 301 or 302 or 307

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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