BA in Spanish

General

Program Description

This undergraduate program produces students who are well versed in Spanish language, composition, and stylistics, with an exposure to Spanish-speaking cultures and literature. Spanish, one of the world’s great “lingua francas” (working languages) is also known for its richness of expression in vocabulary and nuance. The requirement of a minor enriches this plan.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish?

If you think learning a language spoken by an estimated 35 million people in the U.S. -- and 400 million worldwide -- will give you a leg up in the job market, you’re right. Each day, the world becomes more close-knit. Global trade, the Internet, and improvements in transportation are accelerating rates of cultural and intellectual exchange. In this international climate, second-language skills will open doors in many careers.

Prepare for the future by immersing yourself in diversity. With our linguistic, literary, and cultural approaches to language study, you will learn to think critically and develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. You will grow to understand and appreciate diverse cultures. By mastering a second language, you will discover new opportunities in the global marketplace.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Media
  • Multinational companies
  • Publishing
  • Exporting organizations

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Consultant
  • Intelligence specialist
  • International lawyer
  • International patent attorney

University Requirements

To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

  • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
  • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
  • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.

Campus Availability

  • Yuma
  • Flagstaff
Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experi ... Read More

Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence. Read less