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Spanish, BS

Bachelor of Science

US News and World Report - best bachelor's degree 2022

Did you know that Spanish is the official language in 20 countries around the world? And that here in the US, about 13.5 percent of the population speaks Spanish at home? IU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Spanish offers a rigorous curriculum that develops your language proficiency, cultural facility, and professional competence in Spanish. 

Tailor your degree to your professional interests by choosing one of four tracks:

  • Spanish for Business (18 credit hours)
  • Spanish for Medical Communication (18 credit hours)
  • Hispanic Cultures for Travel and Tourism (18 credit hours)
  • Hispanic Cultures in the US (18 credit hours)

The tracks allow you to apply your command of the Spanish language and knowledge of Hispanic culture in a variety of real-world settings.

Employment opportunities in the fields of Spanish are expected to continue growing well above average for the next 10 years at the state, regional, and national level. Your IU Online BS in Spanish prepares you to work in such positions as: 

  • Meeting, convention, and event planners
  • Public relations specialists
  • Sales managers
  • Training managers
  • General and operations managers
  • Interpreters and translators/medical communications
  • Human resources specialists

If you decide to pursue an advanced degree, the solid liberal arts foundation and suite of core Spanish coursework will prepare you for admission to a wide variety of professional graduate programs. 

This 100 percent online program is taught by IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

Degree Requirements

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:

  • Core courses (6 credit hours)
  • Major courses (24 credit hours)
  • Capstone course (3 credit hours)
  • Track courses (18 credit hours)
  • General education and elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)

IU Online provides friendly services and resources to help you succeed.

Download a printable PDF summary of the BS in Spanish.



Students who meet the admission standards of their home campus will be admitted directly into the BS in Spanish.



SPAN-S 200

-OR- SPAN-S 203

Second-Year Spanish I

3 Credits

SPAN-S 250

-OR- SPAN-S 204

Second-Year Spanish II

3 Credits


SPAN-S XXXSpanish Capstone3 Credits

SPAN-S 275

-OR- SPAN-S 317

Hispanic Culture and Conversation

-OR- Spanish Conversation and Diction

3 Credits 

Choose one:

HISP-S 308Composition and Conversation in Spanish3 Credits
SPAN-S 311Spanish Grammar3 Credits
SPAN-S 313Writing Spanish I3 Credits
SPAN-S 312Written Composition in Spanish3 Credits

Choose one:

SPAN-S 301Hispanic World I3 Credits
SPAN-S 302Hispanic World II3 Credits
SPAN-S 360Introduction to Hispanic Lit3 Credits

Choose five: 

SPAN-S 319Spanish for Healthcare Personnel3 Credits
SPAN-S 429Medical Interpreting3 Credits
SPAN-S 315Spanish in the Business World3 Credits
SPAN-S 323Introduction to Translation3 Credits
SPAN-S 423The Craft of Translation3 Credits
SPAN-S 326Intro to Spanish Linguistics3 Credits
SPAN-S 426Intro to Spanish Linguistics3 Credits
SPAN-S 468Varieties of Spanish3 Credits
SPAN-S 363 Intro A La Cultura Hispanica3 Credits
SPAN-S 370Service Learning in the Dominican Republic3 Credits
SPAN-S 381Hispanic Civilization I3 Credits
SPAN-S 382Hispanic Civilization II3 Credits
SPAN-S 383Hispanic Civilization III3 Credits
SPAN-S 384Hispanic Civilization IV3 Credits
SPAN-S 411Spanish Culture and Civilization3 Credits
SPAN-S 412Latin American Culture and Civilization3 Credits
SPAN-S 413Hispanic Culture in the U.S.3 Credits
SPAN-S 390Special Topics in Spanish3 Credits
SPAN-S 493Internship Program in Spanish3 Credits
SPAN-S 495Hispanic Colloquium3 Credits 

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $250.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $750.00

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $350.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1050.00
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