Online Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Spanish significantly advances your understanding of the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Spanish literature, mass media, politics and film are a few of the many topics you’ll study as you learn the linguistic, literary and cultural elements of the Spanish language.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 07/01/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 38

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What you’ll learn in this bachelor’s in Spanish program

This program prepares you for professional roles where Spanish-speaking skills and cultural competency are needed or preferred. Alongside the opportunity to learn and practice the Spanish language, you’ll explore the cultural context of Latin American, Mexican American and Spanish traditions. Additionally, you’ll gain valuable transferable skills that can be used in any industry, including:

  • Career Development.
  • Communication.
  • Critical Thinking.
  • Equity & Inclusion.
  • Leadership.
  • Professionalism.
  • Teamwork.
  • Technology.

Please note, this program doesn’t provide courses that certify you for teaching, translating or interpreting Spanish. This degree can help prepare you to become certified in teaching or interpretation. However, these credentials must be obtained outside of this program.

How a Spanish degree provides you with in-demand job skills

A bachelor’s degree in Spanish prepares you to become proficient in a second language and gain a competitive edge in your future profession. Studies have shown that those who are bilingual in English and Spanish are proven to make 5–20% more than their monolingual peers. This degree can be an asset in many career paths in areas such as:

  • Business.
  • Communication.
  • Education.
  • Government.
  • Health care.
  • National and international management.
  • Translation and interpretation.

Additionally, if you’re pursuing a degree in another discipline such as health care, justice studies, hospitality or tourism, earning a concurrent degree in that other discipline and Spanish, could provide you career advantages in the future. Many Spanish courses have designations that could count towards the general studies requirements for any university degree while also fulfilling the Spanish major.

How you’ll develop your Spanish language skills in this program

In your coursework, you’ll study various texts, films, historical events and important social debates to develop a deep understanding of the cultures in Spanish-speaking regions. Specifically, this degree takes a close look at Spanish, Latin American and Mexican American cultures to create an all-encompassing understanding of these cultures and the differences between them. Learning about the many cultures related to the Spanish language allows for a greater understanding of the language, better translation and enhanced cultural awareness.

This program offers opportunities for you to build speaking proficiency in Spanish during virtual meetings where you can practice speaking Spanish with your instructor and classmates. The majority of the assignments in this program are completed at your own pace, on your own schedule. Overall, this program aims to build your knowledge of the language from the ground up, starting with grammar and vocabulary. You’ll then solidify your knowledge of Spanish through speaking and writing assignments in a variety of contexts from daily life to professional correspondence and communication.

For students who have previous knowledge of the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, we have a special series of courses that we call the Spanish Heritage track. The Spanish Heritage track is especially designed for students who have primarily learned Spanish either at home or living within a Spanish-speaking community. The courses in the Spanish Heritage track acknowledge students who have needs that are different from traditional second language learners.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Online Spanish courses

In this program, you’ll choose from a wide variety of coursework that combines an understanding of the Spanish language alongside hispanic literature and linguistics. Upon graduation, you’ll be well prepared to incorporate these skills into your career path.


SPA 325: Introduction to Hispanic Literature (HUAD OR HU)


SPA 315: Advanced Spanish I for Bilinguals (C)


SPA 313: Spanish Conversation and Composition (G)


SPA 316: Advanced Spanish II for Bilinguals (L & C)


SPA 314: Spanish Conversation and Composition (G)


POR 301: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I


SPA 203: Intermediate Spanish I for Bilinguals (C & G)


SPA 204: Intermediate Spanish II for Bilinguals (C & G)


What can you do with a Spanish degree?

Spanish majors take on many different roles after graduation, from the medical field to careers in communication. The online Spanish degree aims to connect students to prospective employers before graduation and give students the option to attend career-related webinars, helping to build students’ confidence in their future professions. Being the second most widely spoken language in the world, the added benefits of a Spanish degree are undeniable.

Community Health Worker


Growth: 14.1 %
Salary: $46,190

Cultural Studies Professor


Growth: 3.9 %
Salary: $80,910

Political Analyst


Growth: 6.6 %
Salary: $128,020

Social Services Director


Growth: 9.1 %
Salary: $74,240

Sociologist


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $98,590

Translator


Growth: 4.3 %
Salary: $53,640

Take online Spanish classes from renowned faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Take online Spanish classes from renowned faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

How to apply

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

A top college to learn Spanish language and culture

As a part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Life Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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