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The Spanish program at Oklahoma State University will help you to develop speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills in Spanish and a greater understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. You will also develop critical-thinking skills as you study literature from Latin America, Spain, and Hispanic linguistics. Studying Spanish provides you with the ability to interact more successfully with a wider range of people while gaining a competitive edge in the job market. We also encourage you to participate in our student organizations, as well as our Spanish study abroad programs, to help you achieve advanced proficiency and find opportunities in varied fields. 

Courses to expect for this major include Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Composition and Grammar, and Intro to Hispanic Literature Studies.

Career Options

As the world moves closer to global economy, graduates with foreign language skills can be a valuable link in the communications chain. Our graduates have pursued successful careers in a variety of fields.

  • Graduate School
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Military Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Translation
  • Public Service
  • Linguistics
  • Public Assistance Interviewer
  • International Communications Specialist
  • Travel Agent
  • Missionary
  • Hospitality Industry
  • U.S. Customs Agent

Finish in Four

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist you in an eight semester plan guiding you to graduate within four years. You may use this as a guide to plan your undergraduate education, but you should adjust it to fit your personal goals.

BA - Spanish
Option - Pre-Law


A Spanish minor is designed to develop an advanced level of proficiency in the four basic language skills of listening, reading, writing, speaking and introduce students to aspects of the literature and culture of Spain and Latin America.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts and Sciences, and respective Departments.

When you complete the OSU admission application, you are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The Department of Languages and Literatures offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

Visit the Department

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures 
309 Gunderson
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078