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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B.A. in Spanish – Online


This is a 180-credit undergraduate program, at the completion of which you will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. The Spanish major online at Oregon State provides a strong foundation in the language, literature and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Each admitted student meets with an academic advisor on a regular basis to plan his or her academic course work and progress towards degree completion. The degree requirements consist of the following:

  1. Baccalaureate core: 48 credits plus a Writing Intensive Course (WIC) of at least 3 credits
  2. College of Liberal Arts core: 15 credits
  3. B.A. requirements: 15-24 credits
  4. Spanish major: 45 credits
  5. Study abroad or internship experience in a Spanish-speaking country through an approved program
  6. Electives: as needed to meet the 180 credit minimum to graduate

To view the Spanish major requirements, visit Oregon State's official academic catalog. And check out the following pages if you need additional information about the baccalaureate core or the College of Liberal Arts core.

Enhance your education with a study abroad experience

To complete the study abroad or internship requirement, degree-seeking Ecampus students are eligible to participate in OSU's education abroad programs offered through the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO). OSU GO has developed a diverse collection of programs and countries to choose from, allowing students to match an experience to their needs. Learn more about study abroad opportunities for OSU Ecampus students, including Eric Dove's summer journey in Salamanca, Spain, and start planning your international experience today.

Transfer credit

Some of the Spanish degree requirements can be transferred from other colleges and universities. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 in this program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement. Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through the single course search tool provided by OSU's Office of Admissions.

Spanish language courses

If you're interested in Spanish language courses and not a full undergraduate degree, you can take first through third-year Spanish language courses online through OSU Ecampus.

Add a minor

Oregon State Ecampus students can add a minor to their degree program. OSU offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine Spanish and a business minor or Spanish plus an economics minor to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.


Notice to all students: Due to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education guidelines, internships cannot be completed within the state of Massachusetts. Students intending to complete an internship in Massachusetts must work their academic advisors or department to make alternate arrangements.

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