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Spanish, B.A.

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The Spanish Program in the Department of Modern Languages offers major and minor programs in Spanish, Teacher Certification in Spanish, and an MAT in Education with an emphasis on Spanish. A regular rotation of courses are offered on the WKU Main Campus in Bowling Green. 


There are so many reasons to learn Spanish, we could hardly list them all here. Spanish is spoken by some 400 million people. According to, it is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. It is the official language on four continents, and the number of Spanish speakers in the United States is growing. 

Speakers of Spanish are needed in a wide variety of fields such as business, education, health care, journalism and social work. Spanish makes a great "second major" in combination with just about any other discipline that interests you. Our Spanish program provides you many opportunities to interact with Spanish speakers both at home and abroad, and to apply your skills in service opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Spanish 
  • Latin American Society: Past and Present
  • Intermediate Spanish 
  • Experiencing Spanish Abroad
  • Business Spanish
  • Spanish Conversation
  • Spanish Composition and Grammar

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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 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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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A completed application (open WKU application for admission)
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official Academic Records from schools attended with grades and any degrees/diplomas/certificates received.  Should also include a literal English translation.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Financial Evidence of Support
  • Students transferring from within the US will need to fill out the Transfer-In Form
  • All necessary documents, including academic records, and proof of English language proficiency, must be received before an admission decision can be made.
International students must also provide financial evidence of support in order to obtain an I-20.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13572 USD/year
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  • National

    13248 USD/year
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    Based on the original amount of 13248 USD per year and a duration of .
  • In-State

    5301 USD/year
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Living costs for Bowling Green

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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