Bachelor's Degree  | Russellville Campus | In-Person or Blended



The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish provides a foundation of oral and written Spanish skills; an introduction to basic linguistic theory; and study of Spanish and Spanish-American civilization, culture and literature. The degree gives students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in further study or a broad range of careers. The World Languages Lab offers Spanish majors the opportunity to work one-on-one with advanced students and native speakers. Spanish majors can enrich their educational experience through involvement with the World Languages Club, the Russellville chapter of LULAC, or our award-winning chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish honors society. Spanish majors develop their skills and cultural awareness through participation in the department’s Día de Muertos celebration and Expo Hispanico.

The general education and departmental requirements for the B.A. in Spanish leave students with 30 hours of electives, so many add a second major or minors in German, Japanese, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or Spanish for Medical Interpretation.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Spanish majors can participate in La Casa Immersion Experience, a living-learning community.
  • Spanish majors are required to complete a study abroad experience or a community internship experience.
  • Spanish majors who are members of Sigma Delta Pi provide volunteer translation services for community organizations and schools.
  • Spanish majors participate in cultural activities such as Expo Hispanico and Día de Muertos celebration.
  • The World Languages Lab offers Spanish majors opportunities for individual and group conversations with advanced tutors and native speakers.


  • Mastery of the conventions of standard written Spanish.
  • An appreciation of languages and their roles within the global community.
  • Understanding of language acquisition theory and pedagogy.
  • Ability to understand and respond creatively, critically and analytically to print and non-print texts in Spanish.
  • Understanding of the role of Spanish in the global community.
  • Understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures and civilizations.
  • Familiarity with major authors, works and movements in Spanish language literature.
  • Ability to conduct research and use it effectively.
  • Ability to apply current instructional methods in teaching and assessing Spanish language skills at the elementary, middle and secondary levels.

About This Degree


Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

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You could work as a(n):

  • Lawyers
  • Bankers
  • Managers
  • Professors
  • Counselors
  • Entrepreneurs

Alumni of our program work at:

  • ATU Spanish graduates are employed in companies throughout the world.


View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • The B.A. in Spanish is an excellent preparation for law school or graduate study in many areas, including Spanish, comparative literature, linguistics, TESOL, college student personnel, instructional leadership and library science.
  • As part of their undergraduate study, Spanish Education majors can add the ESL endorsement to their teaching license or earn a certificate of proficiency in Spanish for Medical Interpretation or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Point of Pride

Tech's chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish honor society, has been recognized as one of the outstanding chapters in the nation for the past two years.



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