Bachelor of Science in Spanish in Hispanic Cultures for Travel and Tourism (Online)

Engage with the culture of Spanish-speaking countries

With the online Bachelor of Science in Spanish in Hispanic Cultures for Travel and Tourism, one language gives you the key to exploring a huge array of diverse travel opportunities and cultures in the Americas and overseas. In this program, you will be able to develop your language proficiency and apply your command of Spanish and knowledge of Hispanic culture in the real world.

  • 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

For information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

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

Track: Hispanic Culture for Travel and Tourism (18 credit hours)
Choose two Spanish/Hispanic Culture Courses taught in Spanish and four in English

  • SPAN-S 363 Introducion A La Cultura Hispanica
  • SPAN-S 390 Special Topics Spanish
  • SPAN-S 370 Service Learning in the Dominican Republic
  • SPAN-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium
  • SPCH-S 427 Cross Cultural Communication
  • TESM-T 107 Tourism Planning and Development
  • TESM-T 207 Tourism, Policy, and Sustainability
  • TESM-T 234 Cultural Heritage Tourism


Choose as needed to reach 120 credits.

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