Bachelor of Science in Spanish for Medical Communication (Online)

Spanish-speaking medical professionals are needed

Over 40 million people in the United States speak Spanish as a first language, and that number is growing, placing bilingual medical professionals in high demand. With a Bachelor of Science in Spanish for Medical Communication, you can contribute to improved outcomes for primarily Spanish-speaking patients while significantly increasing your career prospects.

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

Spanish Grammar and Composition
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  • 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
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  • 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: Medical Communication in Spanish (18 credit hours)

  • SPAN-S 319 Spanish for Healthcare Personnel
  • SPAN-S 429 Medical Interpreting
  • AHLT-R 185/HIM-M 195 Medical Terminology
  • AHLT-B 311/BUS-H 320 Systems of Healthcare Delivery
  • CMCL-C 427/ SPCH-S 427 Cross Cultural Communication
  • SPEA-H 452 Health Disparities


Choose as needed to reach 120 credits.

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