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What will I learn?

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in MCLL - Spanish specialization combines a full range of language study with the option for you to also become a qualified Spanish teacher in PreK-12 through the College of Applied Studies.

You’ll have access to study-abroad opportunities, informal conversation groups and the Music and Languages Innovation Center’s vast resources. And you’ll be well prepared to pursue an advanced degree and to apply your language abilities in a variety of careers, from translating to teaching.


The major consists of 33 credit hours beyond the SPAN 112 level. It is strongly recommended that students specializing in Spanish take courses in related fields such as other foreign languages, art history, English, history and philosophy.

If you choose to pursue the teacher-education option, you should contact the MCLL office.

Applied Learning

Students in the MCLL/Spanish specialization program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by successfully completing SPAN 552 Business Spanish; SPAN 557 Principles of Translation and Interpreting; SPAN 558 Advanced Translation and Interpreting; or SPAN 526 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition, involving application of language skills to commercial correspondence and/or an applied learning component in a semi-professional medical setting.


A degree in Spanish from Wichita State will give you the knowledge and skills to pursue an advanced language degree and opens doors to careers at home and abroad.

Which department am I in?

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,800.00 per year
USD $540.27 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 November 2021, 1 March 2022, 1 June 2022

Start date

18 January 2022, 6 June 2022, 22 August 2022


Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

1845 Fairmount Street,



67260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must: Be enrolled in, or admitted to, WSU. Have completed, or have plans to complete, the prerequisite requirements. Have an overall minimum GPA of 2.75. For Nursing: Students must have GPA with no grade lower than a 2.0 in any of the specified required courses.

For international students

Students who have completed high school (or will soon graduate from high school) are eligible to apply

English proficiency may be demonstrated in the following ways:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): 72
  • Wichita State Institutional TOEFL (PBT): 530
  • IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator overall band score: 6.0
  • PTE Academic: 49

Application deadline: Spring term - Sep 15 (Basic Service), Nov 01 (Standard Service), Dec 01 (Premium Service); Fall term - Apr 15 (Basic Service), Jun 01 (Standard Service), Jul 01 (Premium Service); Summer term - Feb 1 (Basic Service), Mar 01 (Standard Service), Apr 01 (Premium Service)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Wichita State University

Wichita State is a public university that offers high quality education, affordable tuition, and real-world experience.

  • One of the most affordable research universities in the U.S.
  • Over 225 majors to choose from across diverse colleges
  • Affiliates on campus offer research & job opportunities
  • Scholarship of USD 4,800+ for students with GPA of 3.0