Bachelor of Science in Spanish in Hispanic Cultures in the U.S. (Online)

Recognize the impact of Hispanic Americans

The United States is home to over 60 million Americans of Hispanic descent, with cultural influences from Mexico, Spain, our own territory of Puerto Rico, and 20 countries in South America. With the Hispanic Cultures in the U.S. track of the Bachelor of Science in Spanish program, you will understand the nuances and see the impact of this huge array of diverse American cultures.

  • Event planner
  • Public relations specialist
  • Sales manager
  • Training manager
  • General and operations manager
  • Interpreter and translator
  • Medical communications specialist
  • Human resources administrator
  • Social worker
  • Law enforcement professional
  • Teacher

Degree information

120 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
100% Online

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To earn a Bachelor of Science in Spanish, you must complete 120 credit hours. You may transfer up to 60 previously earned credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:


All courses are 3 credit hours and require a grade of C or better unless otherwise noted.

Core Curriculum (6 credit hours)

Intermediate Spanish I
Choose one

  • SPAN-S 200 Second Year Spanish I
  • SPAN-S 203 Second-Year Spanish I

Intermediate Spanish II
Choose one

  • SPAN-S 250 Second Year Spanish II
  • SPAN-S 204 Second-Year Spanish II

Major Courses (24 credit hours)

Spanish Conversation
Choose one

  • SPAN-S 275 Hispanic Culture and Conversation
  • SPAN-S 317 Spanish Conversation and Diction

Spanish Grammar and Composition
Choose one

  • HISP-S 308 Composition and Conversation in Spanish
  • SPAN-S 311 Spanish Grammar
  • SPAN-S 313 Writing Spanish I
  • SPAN-S 312 Written Composition in Spanish

Literary Analysis in Spanish
Choose one

  • SPAN-S 301 Hispanic World I
  • SPAN-S 302 Hispanic World II
  • SPAN-S 360 Introduction to Hispanic Lit

Upper-Level Coursework
Spanish - Applied and Cultural (15 credit hours)
Choose five

  • SPAN-S 319 Spanish for Healthcare Personnel
  • SPAN-S 429 Medical Interpreting
  • SPAN-S 315 Spanish in the Business World
  • SPAN-S 323 Introduction to Translation
  • SPAN-S 423 The Craft of Translation
  • SPAN-S 326 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
  • SPAN-S 426 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
  • SPAN-S 468 Varieties of Spanish
  • SPAN-S 363 Introducion A La Cultura Hispanica
  • SPAN-S 370 Service Learning in the Dominican Republic
  • SPAN-S 381 Hispanic Civilization I
  • SPAN-S 382 Hispanic Civilization II
  • SPAN-S 383 Hispanic Civilization III
  • SPAN-S 384 Hispanic Civilization IV
  • SPAN-S 411 Spanish Culture and Civilization
  • SPAN-S 412 Latin American Culture and Civilization
  • SPAN-S 413 Hispanic Culture in the U.S.
  • SPAN-S 390 Special Topics in Spanish
  • SPAN-S 493 Internship Program in Spanish
  • SPAN-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium

**Students should select at least one upper-level course that also satisfies one of the requirements for the Applied Spanish tracks described below. 

Spanish Capstone

Applied Spanish Tracks (18 credit hours)
Each track consists of five classes. The first course is one of the upper-level courses taught in Spanish, which also counts as one of the five classes required to satisfy requirement of the track. The remaining four courses on topical courses are taught in English and relate to the focus of the track.

Track: Hispanic Cultures in the U.S. (18 credit hours)
Choose two courses taught in Spanish

  • SPAN-S 363 Intro A La Cultura Hispanica
  • SPAN-S 318 Writing Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • SPAN-S 413 Hispanic Culture in the U.S.
  • SPAN-S 412 Spanish America: The Cultural Context
  • SPAN-S 440 Hispanic Sociolinguistics
  • SPAN-S 468 Varieties of Spanish
  • LATS-L 350 Contemporary Issues in Latino Studies
  • LATS-L 396 Topics in Latino Studies
  • LATS-L 228 U.S. Latino/a Identities
  • SPAN-S 284 Women in Hispanic Culture (In English)
  • SPAN-S 290 Topics in Hispanic Culture (In English)
  • SPAN-S 303 The Hispanic World
  • SPAN-S 390 Special Topics in Spanish (In Spanish
  • SPAN-S 260 Introduction to Hispanic Film (In English)
  • SPAN-S 231 Spanish-American Fiction in Translation (In English)


Choose as needed to reach 120 credits.

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