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The Spanish Major at Simpson University is a versatile major that develops advanced proficiency in Spanish and fosters intercultural sophistication to function comfortably and effectively in a Spanish-speaking environment, and prepares students for a choice of careers.


Proficiency in another language and understanding of other peoples and cultures are essential tools in many careers, such as Secondary Education, as a Spanish or TESOL teacher, as well as with the federal, state or city government which employs those with Spanish speaking ability in both civil service and diplomatic areas. 

Additionally, many fields that involve contact with the public will also require knowledge of Spanish. These types of public contact fields include law enforcement, medicine, banking, business, tourism, government, library positions, science, foreign affairs, public relations, journalism, advertising, secretarial work, missionary/ministerial assignments, and social services.

Learning Outcomes of this Spanish Major at Simpson University:


  • Standard 1.1: Students will be able to engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Standard 1.2: Students will be able to understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
  • Standard 1.3: Students will be able to present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.


  • Standard 2.1: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
  • Standard 2.2: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.


  • Standard 3.1: Students will be able to reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
  • Standard 3.2: Students will be able to acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.


  • Standard 4.1: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
  • Standard 4.2: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.


  • Standard 5.1: Students will be able to use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
  • Standard 5.2: Students will be able to show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Spanish 
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • Advanced Spanish Oral Expression
  • Advanced Spanish Composition
  • Seminar in Spanish Communication: Capstone
  •  Civilization & Culture of Spain 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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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

  • 3.0 minimum unweighted High School GPA
  • 910 SAT score (Math and Critical Reading combined) OR 17 ACT composite score
  • Must have graduated from high school or earned an equivalent (GED)
International Students
  • Submit your online application ($35 non-refundable application fee)
  • Submit a spiritual reference (online or by paper)
  • Submit official secondary or high school transcripts
  • Submit official ACT, SAT, or TOEFL score
  • SAT: Minimum of 401 on critical reading section
  • ACT: Minimum of 16 on English section
  • TOEFL: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based
  • Submit official college transcripts (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31180 USD/year
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    31180 USD/year
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Living costs for Redding

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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Simpson University institutional aid is given as scholarships to undergraduate students based on academic merit, talent, personal or family involvement in Christian ministry, and high levels of need as determined by the FAFSA. Institutional aid requirements must be met in order for a student to receive any of the institutional scholarships listed below.

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