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Spanish, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Calgary, Canada
More than 10 percent of U.S. residents – or 3.2 million people – speak Spanish as their native language. This statistic and increasing trade with Latin America, means Spanish language skills are more important than ever in all aspects of American life. This Spanish major is taught at Gonzaga University.
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Overview

This Spanish major at Gonzaga University prepares you to meet the growing demand for bilingual professionals in today’s job market. In addition to coursework on Spanish language and conversation, classes also explore Spanish-American literature, Hispanic film and contemporary Hispanic issues. We also grow your understanding of the Hispanic culture through service projects in the U.S. and study abroad experiences in places such as Granada, Spain and Cuernavaca, Mexico.

With a degree in Spanish, you could pursue career and volunteer opportunities in business, education, government, the Peace Corps and international assistance programs. The program is also preparation for graduate studies in Spanish, international studies and Latin American studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Spanish
  • Directed Study
  • Intermediate Spanish 
  • Spanish Conversation
  • Special Topics
  • Spanish Grammar Review
  • Survey of Spanish Literature
  • Advanced Spanish

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6

    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:

    550

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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

  • Complete the online Common Application.
  • WAIVED: $50 application fee.
  • Students must achieve a 3.2 cumulative GPA, with junior year being no less than a 3.1 GPA, in a college preparatory curriculum that results in a high school diploma.
  • Personal Essay and Activities List.
  • Official transcripts in native language and English from all high schools, colleges and universities attended.
  • Common Application School Report.
  • One Common Application Teacher Evaluation.
  • Copy of Passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Calgary

  • 1247 - 1960 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Gonzaga recognizes student achievement through its scholarship program; 98% of incoming students receive merit scholarships.

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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