Bachelor of Arts Degree

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish will have many opportunities to influence the Spanish-speaking world for the glory of God. Here at ORU, students are encouraged to go into every man's world, and we believe that one of the greatest influences you carry is your voice. No matter what career you choose to pursue, speaking to someone in his or her heart language will bridge gaps you did not know existed and create community opportunities you would not have had before. 

what can i do with a Spanish major?

Many people choose to study Spanish with the goal to teach it or to work as translators or interpreters, and if those vocational possibilities interest you, you may want to check out our major in Spanish with a Concentration in Professional Education or our program in Translation and Interpreting. However, Spanish majors work in a whole host of fields, from education to business to government and more! Many students combine their studies in Spanish with other areas of interest to create unique programs of study to fit their vocational goals. 

  • Business
    • International business
    • Banking
    • US firms with representatives abroad
    • Bilingual customer support
    • Import/export firms
    • Translator or interpreter
  • Government
    • Immigration
    • Foreign Service Officer
    • Diplomat
    • National Security Agent
    • Cultural Attaché
    • Peace Corps worker
    • Translator or Interpreter
    • International relations
  • Ministry
    • Pastor
    • Evangelist
    • Missionary
  • Communications and Media
    • Media specialist
    • Foreign correspondent
    • Journalism
    • Graphic design
  • Social Service
    • Social Work
    • Nursing and other health professions
    • Counseling
  • Travel and Tourism
    • Travel agent
    • Tour guide
    • Hospitality industry
    • Airline industry
  • Education
    • See our degree program in Spanish with professional education concentration

At ORU, the Spanish major offers courses in language, literature, and culture, as well as professional courses such as Spanish for Business, and Spanish for Medical Professions. Students also have the opportunity to participate in service learning and professional internships.

What do you have to look forward to?

As a Spanish major, you have the opportunity to learn from our excellent faculty who help develop your skills in Spanish and incorporate it into your everyday life. Our faculty have advanced degrees in language, education, and translation, and help guide you into possible career choices. In advanced Spanish courses, students learn the culture and literature of Spain and Latin America, while learning the mechanics and grammar in classes such as Composition and Phonetics. Students also have the opportunity to use the Spanish language skills in the community through our internship course.

study abroad

In partnership with the International Student Center, we offer several study abroad opportunities in a variety of countries in the Spanish-speaking world. Our students have studied in Valencia and Sevilla, Spain, Costa Rica, Chile, Guatemala, Argentina, and more. These destinations provide students with exciting and rich opportunities to earn course credit while living and studying in the target culture. 

Spanish club

The mission of the Spanish Club is to enrich students' appreciation of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Club events offer opportunities to learn about culture and practice Spanish in innovative, exciting ways. The club also supports missions in Spanish-speaking countries.

Degree Plan

Degree in Three

Contact the English and Modern Language Department at 918.495.6774 or email