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Spanish, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Paradise, NV, United States
The General Major is a comprehensive degree that gives students a thorough preparation in language, literature, linguistics, and  culture. The language courses help students develop their writing and speaking skills.

Overview

Spanish is the second language of the United States, one of the three most widely spoken languages in the world, and one of the five diplomatic languages of the United Nations.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers two distinct concentrations for students choosing a major in Spanish:

  • The Spanish major with a concentration in literature and the literary arts. A student in this major will gain thorough linguistic proficiency, as well as in-depth knowledge of cultural and literary topics.
  • The Spanish for the Professions major with a concentration in the professions. A student in this major will gain thorough linguistic proficiency, as well as in-depth knowledge of the use of Spanish for professional purposes.

Students majoring in Spanish or Spanish for the Professions choose from a broad array of courses, including study of literature, linguistics, cultural topics, translation and interpretation, courses encompassing history, philosophy, and art that draw on the literary and artistic production of the twenty Spanish-speaking countries in Europe and Latin America. Both Spanish major concentrations are excellent preparation for careers in international relations, communications, government, law, diplomacy, medicine, business, the arts, academics, journalism, and education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Spanish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The culture courses introduce students to the art, history, politics, music and social trends of the major Spanish-speaking countries. In the literature courses students read major works by many different authors, improve their language and analytical skill and scan a whole spectrum of cultural and social issues.
  • The Spanish-for the Professions major tract offers students the training to connect with clients, customers and patient of another culture by acquiring language skill in the professional fields and also by gaining knowledge of that culture’s traditions, values and practices.

English Language Requirements

  • 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:

    61

    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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General Requirements

Freshman applicants are admissible with either a 3.0 core GPA (calculated based on English, math, social science, and natural science) from the high school transcript, a 1120 SAT score, a 22 ACT composite score, or a Nevada Advanced High School Diploma.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19670 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Paradise

  • 1088 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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