Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$297 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online An internship or study abroad is required. You can complete all other courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
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4 per year

B.A. in Spanish – Online


An undergraduate degree in Spanish opens a vast array of career opportunities and is among the top 10 most useful college majors. In today's diverse work environment, employers are hiring workers with Spanish-speaking skills to give them a competitive advantage in international business relationships. 

Earning a foreign language degree means more salary potential

In a 2014 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), results showed that those who earned a degree in a foreign language and literature were the top-paid professionals among their graduating class of other liberal arts bachelor's degree earners. Foreign language degree majors earned an average of $46,900 as their starting salary compared to $40,000 for other liberal arts majors.

Here are a few sample career paths for Spanish graduates:

  • Interpreters and translators (see job prospect information based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Education
  • Librarianship
  • International business and commerce
  • International policy
  • Medical
  • Public relations
  • Historian or museum curator
  • Journalism
  • Publishing for print and/or web
  • Nonprofit

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