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Spanish, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
In this age of globalization, the Spanish program of The University of Akron is understanding diverse, culturally rooted behaviors, attitudes and communication.
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Overview

Spanish Fundamentals

The comprehensive curriculum of the Spanish program of The University of Akron covers: 

  • composition
  • conversation
  • literature
  • grammar
  • civilization
  • culture
  • customs

Professional Preparation

With a background in the humanities, graduates can think creatively, communicate effectively and work with diverse populations, preparing them to enter graduate school for careers in:

  • architecture
  • education
  • journalism
  • business
  • law
  • medicine

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • well-traveled

Real-world Experience

Studying abroad is an excellent way to develop academic and professional skills that will enable you to gain a competitive edge in today’s job market. While abroad, you will develop critical thinking, decision-making and language skills, and increase inter-cultural, political and economic understanding.

One of our most popular trips is our summer study abroad program in either Spain or Latin America. Students  spend four to five weeks immersed in the Spanish language and Hispanic culture.

Our students also gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in Spanish paves the way to many careers. Increasingly, there is a need for persons with foreign language skills in fields such as:

  • health care
  • journalism
  • broadcasting
  • tourism
  • law enforcement
  • social work

Career Outlook

As more organizations establish themselves abroad, modern language graduates help manage everything from personnel matters to import-export contracts.

The global marketplace also translates to jobs in the media, high-technology, travel industries and more.

Modern language graduates with a background in scientific and technological areas fare especially well in the job market.

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 Conversation
  • Advanced Spanish Composition
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Hispanic Culture: Spain
  • Hispanic Culture: Spanish America

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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:

    48

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 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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