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Spanish, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Spanish program offered by the McKendree University s geared toward the practical usage of the language, as well as an understanding of the Spanish-speaking culture. Unlike most Spanish programs, McKendree’s curriculum does not focus heavily on a study of Spanish literature. Instead, we aim to provide you with real-world skills to communicate in the language while teaching significant components of culture to help you better understand the diverse backgrounds of Spanish-speaking people across the globe.

To prepare students for a world that is becoming more economically interdependent and culturally diverse, the study of foreign languages allows students to communicate with people from other cultures in professional and personal settings. Students gain an understanding and appreciation of cultures other than their own. Today, more than ever, Spanish is on demand on the job market as the Hispanic population increases consistently. 

We believe that along linguistic abilities, successful communication is achieved through the understanding of the foreign culture. The Spanish curriculum does not focus heavily on literature like most traditional Spanish programs at other institutions. We aim at providing you with the practical skills to communicate in the foreign language while teaching significant components of culture to help you gain a better understanding of your interlocutors' background. In addition, it has been proven that students studying a foreign language are better test takers and gain a better overall language awareness and an understanding of English grammar.

Career prospects

Graduates in Spanish find careers in translation and interpretation, education, and international business. They are often hired by government agencies, international organizations such as the United Nations, and non-profit organizations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    You are invited to apply as early as August 1 preceding your senior year of high school.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Spanish Language and Cultures
  • Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • Advanced Conversation
  • Latin American Literatures or Cultures
  • Advanced Business Spanish

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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    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

  • You will need to complete and submit an application for First Year admission.
  • You will need to submit an official copy of your secondary school transcripts and completion certificate. All transcripts must be translated into the English language.

Proof of English:

  • TOEFL Paper Based - 520
  • Computer Based - 190
  • Internet Based - 70
  • IELTS 6.0
  • SAT Critical Reading - 500
  • ACT English - 20


  • Essay
  • Recommendation Letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Mascoutah

  • 1100 - 1500 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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