Online Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

The bachelor’s degree in Spanish online 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: 06/30/2021


Total classes: 38

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What can you do with a bachelor's degree in Spanish?

A bachelor’s degree in Spanish prepares you for professional roles where Spanish-speaking skills and cultural competency are needed or preferred. This degree can be an asset in many career paths in areas such as:

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

Those who are bilingual in English and Spanish are proven to make 5%–20% more than their monolingual peers. A bachelor’s degree in Spanish is perfect for anyone who would like to become proficient in a second language and gain a competitive edge in their future profession.

It’s important to note that the online Spanish degree doesn’t provide courses that certify students in teaching or translating and interpreting. This degree can help prepare you to become certified in teaching or interpretation; however, these credentials must be obtained outside of the program.

What will I learn about the cultures of Spanish-speaking communities?

 

In this online Spanish degree you’ll study various texts, films, historical events and important social debates to develop a deep understanding of the cultures in Spanish-speaking regions. Culture itself includes the various customs, values and institutions of these 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.

Will I learn to speak Spanish fluently in this online Spanish degree?

 

Our online Spanish program offers many opportunities for you to build speaking proficiency in Spanish. Courses in this degree include virtual synchronous meetings where you can practice speaking Spanish. In these meetings, you’ll have conversations and interactions in Spanish with the instructor or a small group of fellow students using webcams and microphones. Flexible scheduling ensures all students have the opportunity to meet this course requirement and practice speaking Spanish.

The majority of the assignments in the online Spanish degree are asynchronous, meaning you can work 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.

Online Spanish classes

Potential courses in this degree include Spanish language, literature, linguistics, civilization, professional correspondence and business communication. Courses also promote oral communication through virtual meetings with instructors and groups, making use of the latest technology to facilitate authentic conversation. Online Spanish classes include:


SPA 473: Old and New Spaniards: Culture and Civilization of Spain ((HU or SB) & G)


SPA 472: Latin American Society: Five Case Studies (HU & H & G)


SPA 471: Civilization of the Indohispanomexicano Southwest ((L or HU) & C)


SPA 412: Advanced Conversation and Composition (G)


SPA 325: Introduction to Hispanic Literature (HU)


SLC 201: Introduction to Linguistics (HU or SB)


SPA 313: Spanish Conversation and Composition (G)


SPA 315: Advanced Spanish I for Bilinguals (C)


What can I 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.

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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.

Bachelor’s degree in Spanish admission requirements

I am a future
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

A top college to learn Spanish language and culture

The College of Liberal Arts and 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.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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