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Learning Spanish can help open doors in your future career — and prepare you for life in an increasingly global society.


What is Spanish at WVU like?


A major in Spanish provides a solid liberal arts education that is the foundation for personal and professional success and growth over a lifetime. The curriculum provides students with well-developed cognitive and communication skills and with a broad knowledge base that will enable them to pursue additional studies at the graduate level or to enter the job market in positions that will demand the ability to communicate in Spanish in a variety of cultural contexts.

The skills gained with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish complement and add value to a degree in any field. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language internationally. It is spoken in Spain, parts of Africa, North, Central and most of South America and in much of the United States and the Philippines. Over the past three decades, the Hispanic population has increased tremendously in the United States and as a result, the United States, economically and culturally, is becoming more closely integrated with the Spanish-speaking world.

At a Glance

  • College/School:
    Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department:
    Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
  • Degree Designation:
  • Degree Program:
    World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
  • Program:

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Fast Facts

What makes Spanish at WVU unique?

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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Student Organizations

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How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Spanish graduates have found jobs in teaching, translating, foreign diplomacy, foreign correspondence, travel agencies, international airlines, import-export work, international corporations and in agencies of the federal government. As a supplement to other skills the knowledge of a foreign language such as Spanish is a valuable professional commodity.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Spanish major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


Graduates from this major have gone to work at:


What are the courses like in Spanish at WVU?

Plan of Study

Check out a program overview, learning goals, course descriptions and suggested plan of study for WVU's Spanish major.

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Popular Courses

FCLT 360:
Latin American Cinema

Examination of film from Latin America in socio-cultural context.

SPAN 333:
Spanish American Literature

Readings in Spanish American literature from the colonial period to the present.

SPAN 340:
Culture of Spain

Survey of Spanish civilization and culture from its origins to the present day.

Cost and Aid

How much does Spanish at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $417
Per Semester $5,004
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,008
Per Credit $1,133
Per Semester $13,596
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,192
Per Credit $1,133
Per Semester $13,896
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,792
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Ways to Save

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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What are the requirements to apply for Spanish at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Spanish major, you must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2022-23 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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