Spanish – Online Minor

The Department of World Languages and Cultures and Oregon State Ecampus invite you to discover the value and flexibility of completing a Spanish minor online as part of your undergraduate degree program. Learn from Oregon State's renowned faculty, who bring decades of experience in Spanish language instruction. The Spanish minor is delivered online by Ecampus utilizing the latest technologies in online learning, including interaction with live speakers.

Yael Beged-Dov, OSU faculty, online Play

Learn why OSU Instructors love teaching online foreign languages to students worldwide.

Spanish isn't a foreign language anymore

Spanish is the most spoken non-English language in the United States, and on a global scale it's second only to Mandarin with more than 37 million speakers. Bilingual speakers are better able to tolerate differences and find solutions to conflict, which is an advantage to your personal and professional development.

Learning Spanish develops a set of skills and abilities that will open a window to many different cultures and perspectives – including global awareness, adaptive learning, and appreciation of diversity.

Pursuing a minor in Spanish online with your bachelor's program develops proficiencies that are valuable in a variety of career fields, such as:

  • Business administration – Utilize your language skills as a translator, international consultant, business developer, foreign exchange trader and in many other expanding business fields.
  • Political science – Develop your expertise in international relations or a variety of state and federal government careers where Spanish is the primary language spoken.
  • Liberal studies – A Spanish minor develops a strong foundation for careers in education, law enforcement and journalism to name a few.

Course work

The Spanish online minor is a 30 credit hour program. Students with a second year proficiency are not required to re-take level 200 courses and can complete the minor with 18 credit hours.  All courses are offered throughout the year. View the Spanish curriculum page for requirements and course details or view all of Oregon State's online courses in Spanish.

Students can also earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish online through OSU Ecampus.

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