What will I learn?

Census Bureau data suggest that the US will have an estimated 138 million Spanish speakers by 2050, which will make it the nation with the largest Spanish-speaking population in the world. Effective social and professional engagement with that burgeoning population and with the hundreds of millions of other Spanish-speakers around the globe calls for a deep understanding of the structures of the Spanish language and the societies where it is spoken. The Spanish Bachelor of Arts concentration in Language and Society offers students the cultural background, linguistic understanding, critical thinking skills, and reading, writing, speaking, and listening proficiency they need to navigate this increasingly multicultural environment. Whether by itself or combined with studies in any of several other disciplines—among them, anthropology, artificial intelligence, business, computer sciences, diplomacy, education, English, journalism, international affairs, history, marketing, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and speech pathology—the specialization in Language and Society is an invaluable asset in any student’s professional profile.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 Units)

Tuition fees
US$22,236.00 per year
Start date

26 August 2019, 21 January 2020


College of Liberal Arts

1664 N. Virginia Street,



89557, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

A student must have graduated from high school at the time of applying to the University. If you have not yet graduated from high school at the time of applying to the University, you will need to submit at least 6th semester transcripts before the file can be evaluated for admission. The final transcripts and diploma need to be submitted as soon as they become available. Required: Minimum academic GPA of 3.0; 3 years each of Language, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Science.

English language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 61 (iBT-Internet-Based Test) or 500 (Paper-Based Test); International English Language Testing System (IELTS - must be academic version) with an equivalency score of 6; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic with an equivalency score of 57.

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