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Spanish Language and Culture, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Ashland, OR, United States
Spanish language and culture major prepares students for a variety of careers in which cultural understanding, international experience, critical thinking, and practical application of a second language play a significant role.  It is an excellent complement to a second major in many fields, adding valuable foreign language and cultural competency and international or multicultural experience.
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  • The Spanish language and culture major enables intermediate to advanced students to maximize their competency in language skills and cultural proficiency by focusing on communication, practical applications, research and analysis, language fluency, and cultural knowledge and understanding. The Spanish language and culture major requires all students to complete an international internship or a local community-based work experience. Both the international and local work experiences must demonstrate high language skills and good cultural knowledge. 
  • The Spanish language and culture major is also designed to increase students’ integration of multidisciplinary knowledge into their specialization and their preparedness to enter the work world. To this end, Spanish language and culture majors are required to complete a minor or a second major in another field.

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:

  • Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Art 
  • U.S. Ethnic Literature 
  • Atlantic World I: Spain, Portugal, Africa and the Caribbean, 700-1500 
  • Atlantic World II: Colonial Latin America 1500-1750 
  • Marx and Jesus in Latin America 

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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    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: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements.
  • Speak with an advisor in Spanish and create a junior and senior plan of study, including all items below, as approved by an advisor.
  • An interdisciplinary culture core (12 credits).
  • A Spanish language and literature core (24 credits).
  • Advanced language, literature, or culture credits (16 credits).
  • A research and writing skills requirement, which must be met by completing SPAN 312 on the SOU campus in Ashland.
  • A capstone project, completed under the supervision of a member of the Spanish faculty (4 credits).
  • A Minor, Certificate, Second Major, or 20 credits of study abroad.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in the major.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 503 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    165 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 165 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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