Liberal Arts

Spanish Degree

Liberal Arts Bachelor’s Degree Programs

The Spanish major enables students to become better communicators and more globally aware citizens. In addition to learning the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, students earning a bachelor’s degree in Spanish study foundational literary works in Spanish while learning to write and read effectively through sustained critical thought similar to English writing classes.

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Why should I earn a Spanish degree?


Spanish expands your ability to work with a broader range of people.

Global Citizen

Expand your communication skills, explore other cultures, and experience other perspectives.


Pursue a career in healthcare, law, business, social work, education, criminal justice, and more.

What Can I Do With a Spanish Degree

  • Translator
  • Teacher
  • National security agent
  • International relations consultant

On Campus

On Campus

Storm Lake

Why study Spanish at BVU?


Spanish Language Fair: Work with high schoolers to compete in Spanish-language events on the BVU campus.

Spanish Undergraduate Conference: Present original research among Spanish students from other universities.

Teach to Learn: Teach members of the area’s native Spanish-speaking community who have not learned to read.

Organize and Volunteer: Work with RAICES to organize volunteers and events at the yearly Fiesta Latina fair.



Some of our students have interned at: 

  • Mujeres entre mundos, Seville, Spain
  • Frontera de Cristo
  • Law Office of Pedro Escobar
  • ESL Program at Storm Lake Community Schools


Spanish graduates have found rewarding careers with: 

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Elementary Spanish teacher
  • Spanish teacher

Graduate School

Some of our graduates have gone on to study at: 

  • University of Rhode Island
  • Texas Tech University
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Iowa
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As a double-major in Spanish and psychology, 2022 Senior of the Year award recipient and an active member in various student organizations, Khamedriah’s time as a student was never dull. She made the most of her time incorporating service into every aspect. Being able to serve those in minority communities is Khamedriah’s dream. Her studies in Spanish helped her to make connections with others both in and outside of the classroom. Khamedriah is currently a graduate student at Clemson University where she hopes to one day to serve as a bilingual play therapist for children.


Spanish Courses

  • Major in Spanish (34 Credit Hours)
  • Minor in Spanish (21 Credit Hours)
  • Major/Minor in Spanish with Teaching Licensure, K-8, 5-12, or K-12

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Spanish Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most—if not all—of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your  teaching English as a second language or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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