Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Study the cultures and languages of Spain, Latin America and the Luso-Brazilian world with the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. Explore the defining works of literature of various Spanish-speaking cultures, and gain a competitive edge in the global job market by honing your language proficiency.
In this 123-credit Spanish Major, you'll develop several skills essential to navigating the international workforce, including written and oral communication skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills. You'll also access a robust slate of study abroad and internship opportunities that help you build real-world language and work experience.
Spanish majors advance to professional work in a wide range of industries, including business, education, government, public health and social services.
You can tailor your degree to your professional and academic goals by choosing one of the following curriculum tracks.
- The Language, Literature and Linguistics track integrates the curriculum of a foundational liberal arts program with coursework designed to help students develop advanced language skills in the study of Latin American literature, peninsular literature, and/or linguistics. You'll hone skills in analysis, cultural competencies, information literacy, research, and written and oral discourse, along with language proficiency through direct language instruction and courses in literature and linguistics. Learn more about the BA in Spanish: Language, Literature and Linguistics.
- The Language and Professional Studies track is designed for students who wish to develop language and professional skills, as well as an awareness of Hispanic culture. Courses in business, criminal justice, medicine and translation form the foundation of this track. Learn more about the BA in Spanish and Professional Studies.
- The Spanish for Education track not only prepares students with linguistic expertise for their future careers as educators, but also fulfills the College of Education’s Spanish requirements for certification in Spanish for secondary education. Learn more about the BA in Spanish for Education.