• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Columbia, SC, United States
Spanish has become the second language of the U.S. with more than 20 million of the country’s residents speaking it in their everyday lives. The Spanish major at the University of South Carolina prepares students with a working proficiency in practical communicative skills in Spanish and familiarity with the cultures in which it is spoken.
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Overview

Spanish has become the second most common language in the United States. Outside of our country, you'll also find it spoken in 21 countries in Latin America, Spain, and parts of Africa, making it a useful language for anyone interested in travel or international business. 

What to Expect

As a Spanish major at the University of South Carolina, you will learn to think critically and express yourself effectively in standard Spanish. You will also gain knowledge of the major literary periods, movements and writers of Spanish and Spanish-American literature, culture and civilization. With small class sizes and all courses taught in Spanish, you will engage in intense communicative interactions with your professors. You may also choose to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country to strengthen your skills and enhance your academic experience.

Careers

A major in Spanish can prepare you for careers in:

  • International business
  • Education
  • Foreign service
  • Communication
  • Travel and tourism
  • Translating
  • Interpreting

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: 

  • Advanced Spanish Language
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • Business Spanish
  • Spanish Language Study Abroad
  • Topics in Hispanic Cultures and Literatures
  • Spanish Civilization
  • Contemporary Spain
  • Senior Seminar
  • Reading Hispanic Texts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    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:

    4.5

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Fill out the University's application form completely.
  • There is a $100 non-refundable application fee for international students. Access our online application to begin.
  • Submit your official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic Test scores.
  • Submit all official (or attested) high school transcripts.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33523 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33523 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

33,523 - 37,740 USD

Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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