Spanish (BA)
Accelerated Program

Students pursuing a BA degree in Spanish have the opportunity to gain reading, speaking and writing proficiency in the language. The Tempe campus program offers two study options: the Spanish linguistics track and the Spanish literature and culture track.

The linguistics track provides an in-depth understanding of the Spanish language (syntax, morphology) while the literature and culture track addresses historical and contemporary issues throughout the Spanish-speaking world as seen through the lenses of Spanish language, and Latin American and Mexican American culture and literature.

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish is also available for ASU Online students; it combines courses from both the linguistics track and the literature and culture track.

Students majoring in Spanish also may work toward a professional certificate in Spanish-to-English translation.

Students are encouraged to contact a school advisor to discuss which option is best for them. Throughout the year, through study abroad and exchange programs, ASU offers opportunities to study in Spain, Mexico and other countries in which Spanish is spoken. More information regarding study abroad opportunities is available at

Degree Offered

Spanish (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Tempe, Online

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Career Outlook

Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhance any occupation and offer graduates many career opportunities.

Language-intensive careers include:

  • foreign correspondent or media professional
  • foreign service officer
  • health professional
  • law and immigration professional
  • intelligence officer
  • international banking and finance professional
  • international business
  • language teacher
  • multilingual administrative professional
  • NGO professional
  • professor of language, literature and culture
  • social services professional
  • translator or interpreter
  • travel professional

Career fields in which knowledge of diverse languages and cultures is valuable include:

  • advertising, marketing or communications
  • airline industry
  • film, television or multimedia
  • hospitality industry
  • hotel and resort management
  • intelligence
  • international law
  • international education and study abroad administration
  • military
  • ministry

Additional education or certification may be required for some career paths.

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