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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Arts in



Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish has many opportunities to influence the Spanish-speaking world for the glory of God. Here at ORU, you are encouraged to go into every person’s world, and we believe one of the greatest influences you carry is your voice. Whatever career you choose to pursue, speaking to someone in his or her language will bridge gaps and create community opportunities you would not have had before. If you are interested in the teaching profession, we offer this degree with a Professional Education Concentration.

You’ll experience interaction with our excellent faculty who guide you in developing skills in Spanish and incorporating them into your everyday life. You will learn the culture and literature of Spain and Latin America while studying the mechanics and grammar of the language. There is an internship course available which will allow you to use Spanish language skills within the community.

Experience life within Spanish-speaking cultures with one of the exciting study-abroad opportunities in Valencia and Sevilla, Spain, Costa Rica, Chile, Guatemala, Argentina and more! These experiences will enrich your learning.

Expand your journey by joining the Spanish Club which enhances appreciation of the traditions of Spanish-speaking countries. Club events offer opportunities to learn about the culture along with practicing the language in exciting and innovative ways. The club also supports missions in Spanish-speaking countries. 

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as a creative and inspiring Spanish-speaking professional ready to impact the world.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to immerse yourself as an effective communicator. You will be prepared to touch the lives of people around you and make a difference for the higher good.

What can I do with a B.A. degree in Spanish from ORU?

You can enjoy a successful and exciting career in:  

  • Bilingual Customer Support
  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Education
  • Government Agencies
  • Ministry/Missionary Work
  • Social Services
  • International Business and more!

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Spanish Phonetics/Conversation
  • Latin American Literature
  • Spanish Composition
  • Business Spanish
  • Civilization and Culture
  • Travel Study
  • Career Preparation
  • Internship and more!

What makes ORU’s B.A. in Spanish program stand out?

Through the philosophy of Whole Person Education, we create an atmosphere of collaboration, nurture imagination and court the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by dedicating ourselves to being masters of our craft.

On top of this, you’ll learn directly from faith-grounded professionals who know what it takes to succeed in today’s globally-minded world while leading with purpose to make a difference.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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