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 Spanish language proficiency.

In this 123-credit bachelor's degree program, 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 robust internship opportunities and study abroad opportunities in Spain and Latin America to help you build real-world work and language experience. 

Spanish majors advance to professional work in a wide range of industries, including business, education, government, public health and social services.

Curriculum Tracks

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 embodies the curriculum of a foundational liberal arts program. Skills in analysis, cultural competencies, information literacy, research, and written and oral discourse are honed, 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 and Human Development’s Spanish requirements for certification in Spanish for secondary education. Learn more about the BA in Spanish for Education.
Temple students in a lecture class

Classes & Curriculum

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish can be completed within four years of full-time study. Courses offered in this program include the following.

  • Composition and Conversation
  • Cultures of Latin America
  • Hispanic Literature through Art
  • Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
  • Latinx Studies
  • Spanish for Business Professions
  • Spanish for Health Professions
  • Spanish for Professionals in Criminal Justice and Social Services
  • Spanish Sociolinguistics
  • Topics in Hispanic Popular Culture
  • Translation Skills

A writing capstone is also required under the Advanced Analysis and Writing Skills course. Learn more about required courses for the Spanish Major.

Online Courses

Advance your studies on your own time, anywhere in the world. Our online courses provide the same quality and educational content as traditional classrooms, with a flexibility that is compatible with virtually any schedule. Coursework emphasizes interactive teaching and learning, and our students demonstrate marked progress that leads to the use of Spanish in real-world situations. Explore options for online courses in the Spanish Major program.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Arts offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $17,976.00 per year
Out-of-state: $32,376.00 per year