Online Bachelor of Science in Spanish

Online Bachelor Degree in Spanish

Did you know that Spanish is primarily spoken in 21 countries around the world? And that here in the U.S., about 13.5 percent of the population speaks Spanish at home? Through IU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Spanish, IU Kokomo students can study a rigorous curriculum that can develop language proficiency, cultural facility, and professional competence in Spanish. 

As a student in the program, you choose from among four tracks:

  • Spanish for Business (18 credit hours)
  • Spanish for Medical Communication (18 credit hours)
  • Hispanic Cultures for Travel and Tourism (18 credit hours)
  • Hispanic Cultures in the U.S. (18 credit hours)

The tracks allow you to apply your command of the Spanish language and knowledge of Hispanic culture in a variety of real-world settings.

Employment opportunities in the fields of Spanish are expected to continue growing well above average for the next 10 years at the state, regional, and national level. Your IU Online BS in Spanish prepares you to work in such positions as: 

  • Meeting, convention, and event planners
  • Public relations specialists
  • Sales managers
  • Training managers
  • General and operations managers
  • Interpreters and translators/medical communications
  • Human resources specialists

If you decide to pursue an advanced degree, the solid liberal arts foundation and suite of core Spanish coursework will prepare you for admission to a wide variety of professional graduate programs. 

This 100 percent online program is taught by IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Spanish, you must complete 120 credit hours. You may transfer up to 60 previously earned credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (6 credit hours)
  • Major courses (24 credit hours)
  • Capstone course (3 credit hours)
  • Track courses (18 credit hours)
  • General education and elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)

Download a printable PDF summary of the BS in Spanish.

Student Services

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including: 

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU


Students who meet the admission standards of their home campus will be admitted directly into the BS in Spanish.


SPAN-S 200 -OR- SPAN-S 203 Second-Year Spanish I

SPAN-S 250 -OR- SPAN-S 204 Second-Year Spanish II          


SPAN-S XXX     Spanish Capstone      

SPAN-S 275 -OR- SPAN-S 317 Hispanic Culture and Conversation

-OR- Spanish Conversation and Diction        

Choose one:

HISP-S 308      Composition and Conversation in Spanish    

SPAN-S 311     Spanish Grammar      

SPAN-S 313     Writing Spanish I        

SPAN-S 312     Written Composition in Spanish       

Choose one:

SPAN-S 301     Hispanic World I        

SPAN-S 302     Hispanic World II       

SPAN-S 360     Introduction to Hispanic Lit   

Choose five:

SPAN-S 319     Spanish for Healthcare Personnel     

SPAN-S 429     Medical Interpreting  

SPAN-S 315     Spanish in the Business World          

SPAN-S 323     Introduction to Translation   

SPAN-S 423     The Craft of Translation         

SPAN-S 326     Intro to Spanish Linguistics    

SPAN-S 426     Intro to Spanish Linguistics    

SPAN-S 468     Varieties of Spanish   

SPAN-S 363     Intro A La Cultura Hispanica  

SPAN-S 370     Service Learning in the Dominican Republic 

SPAN-S 381     Hispanic Civilization I 

SPAN-S 382     Hispanic Civilization II

SPAN-S 383     Hispanic Civilization III           

SPAN-S 384     Hispanic Civilization IV           

SPAN-S 411     Spanish Culture and Civilization        

SPAN-S 412     Latin American Culture and Civilization        

SPAN-S 413     Hispanic Culture in the U.S.   

SPAN-S 390     Special Topics in Spanish       

SPAN-S 493     Internship Program in Spanish          

SPAN-S 495     Hispanic Colloquium  

Tuition and Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents

Per Credit Hour - Tuition: $250

3 Credit Hours - Tuition: $750 

Cost for Out-of-State Residents

Per Credit Hour  - Tuition: $350

3 Credit Hours - Tuition: $1050

Note:  Additional fees will apply.