Spanish (B.A.)

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Humanities and Languages
Degree Level
College of Education, Engineering, Letters, and Sciences

Viterbo’s Spanish program provides the language and cultural skills that prepare students for a global market. This program allows students to explore the cultures of Latin American and Spain as well as Latinos in the U.S. with a focus on social Justice. With a 100 percent placement rate, graduates of this program are professionally and culturally competent to grow in a wide range of careers.

  • A target proficiency at the Advanced-Low level (ACTFL guidelines) in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as evidenced through course assessment and a course-embedded capstone project
  • A period of residency of at least one month in a country where the target language is spoken is required for Spanish majors
Learning Outcomes
  • Communicate effectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes
  • Interact with cultural competence and understanding
  • Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations
  • Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence
  • Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world
  • Read and understand a variety of texts
  • Translate a variety of texts
    Complete one Franciscan Values and Traditions course (VUSM-100 level course). Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Living in a Diverse World course. Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Serving the Common Good course.
    Complete one The Ethical Life course (VUSM-400 level).
    Complete three credits of historical analysis.
    Complete three credits of literary analysis.
    Complete four credits of scientific reasoning in the natural sciences.
    Complete three credits of scientific reasoning in the social sciences.
    Complete three credits of artistic engagement.
    Complete three credits of theological inquiry.
    Complete three credits of integrating faith and practice.
    Complete three credits of philosophical and moral inquiry.
    All majors in the School of Humanities are required to complete one of the following as part of the baccalaureate degree requirements: A minor from any discipline on campus, a year of study in the same language, a study abroad or immersion experience. Please see the university catalog or your advisor for more details. Certain circumstances may warrant a modification of the above and your advisor can explain those circumstances.
  • Completed Requirement (CMPL-XXX)
    Complete three classes (nine credits minimum) of world language in preferably one, but not more than two languages.
    Complete a minimum of 40 upper division credits (300/400).
    Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits.