Spanish, Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts
The dual baccalaureate and master’s program in Spanish is designed to provide highly-motivated students with the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study.
After completion of the requirements for the B.A., students enroll full time in graduate courses for the fifth year of the dual degree program. For specific requirements, please contact the program director.
Alina Camacho-Gingerich, Ph.D.
Chair, Languages and Literatures
Annalisa Saccà, Ph.D.
Assistant Chair, Languages and Literatures
Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this dual degree program.
Students should apply for admission to the dual BA/MA program during the second semester of their sophomore year, in consultation with the director. Qualifying students have completed at least 60 credits of undergraduate work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and at least 12 credits of Spanish courses with an index of 3.5. Students are expected to maintain grades commensurate with the requirements for entry into this dual degree program while matriculated.
Knowledge of the Spanish language and cultural heritage will prepare you for success in today’s global society. You’ll benefit from the mentorship of distinguished faculty members with unique areas of expertise, as well as courses taught entirely in Spanish. You’ll also take part in internship opportunities that include the Instituto Cervantes and consulates of Spanish-speaking countries, and gain first-hand experience with editing, translating, and publishing through work with the bilingual literary journal, Entre Rascacielos.
Graduates of the B.A./M.A. Spanish program work in career fields that include education, journalism, translation, diplomacy, hospitality, and tourism. Many alumni have also entered doctoral programs in Spanish and related fields. Others are seminarians and missionaries who have used Spanish language skills and cultural knowledge to serve diverse populations, following St. John’s Mission.