Spanish

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

The study of foreign languages and literatures opens your mind to cultures, societies, and histories around the world.

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures equips well-rounded students for entry into the global community. A B.A. in Spanish broadens students’ understanding of society through cultural exchange in Spanish and provides them with communication skills, linguistic dexterity, critical thinking, and cultural awareness. These cultural insights and practical tools help graduates find their place in today’s competitive, multilingual marketplace.

Diverse course offerings range from basic-intermediate-advanced language studies and traditional linguistics and literature courses to topic-driven courses in film, cultural identity, and foreign language business.  Students also can benefit from interdisciplinary “Languages Across the Curriculum” and service-learning outreach courses that extend the classroom beyond the traditional campus. Students pursuing a Spanish degree enjoy various careers in the fields of business, communications, education and government. Many alumni can attribute their foreign language skills as the foundation for their continued studies in medicine, law, business, and academia.

Learn more about the path towards a degree and career in Spanish from the Career Center’s Pathways.

Minor in Spanish

At least 9 hours required for the minor must be completed at Auburn or through Auburn-approved study abroad. At least 9 hours required for this minor must be completed at the 3000 level or above.

Students must earn a C and maintain a 2.5 grade-point average in all courses that count toward the minor.

Table of course numbers, descriptions, and hours needed for Spanish Minor
Course Number Course Description Hours
Minimum of 6 hours and no more than 8 hours in courses equivalent to FLSP 2010 and FLSP 2020 6-8
FLSP 3060 Communicative Skills in Spanish I 3
FLSP 3080 Intro to Cultural Analysis 3
or FLSP 3100 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
FLSP Elective at 3000 or above 3
Total Hours 15-17

Students must see their advisers for approved elective courses.

For more information about Spanish

Spanish Program Website


  • Dr. Jana Gutiérrez, Undergraduate Director

  • gutiejf@auburn.edu
  • 6064 Haley Center
  • (334) 844-6842

Careers in Spanish

  • Translator (legal, literary, localization, machine, medical, technical)
  • Interpreter (business, conference, escort, judiciary)
  • Linguistics
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign service
  • Immigration/Naturalization
  • Customs
  • Intelligence
  • Law enforcement
  • Journalism/broadcasting
  • Banking/finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics and transportation/Supply chain management
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Business executive
  • Analyst
  • Airline services
  • Travel services
  • Lexicography
  • Steganography
  • Teaching/tutoring
  • Educational administration
  • Civil service
  • Non-profit or public interest law

Curriculum in Spanish

Students must earn a C and maintain a 2.5 GPA in all major courses.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
FLSP 1010 Elementary Spanish I4FLSP 1020 Elementary Spanish II4
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core History3Core Social Science3
Core Mathematics3Core Science I4
Elective13 
 16 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature3Core History to complete sequence3
Core Social Science3Core Humanities23
Core Science II4Core Fine Arts3
FLSP 2010 Intermediate Spanish I4FLSP 2020 Intermediate Spanish II4
 LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation2
 14 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
COMM 1000 Public Speaking33FLSP 3070 Communicative Skills in Spanish II3
FLSP 3010 Spanish Phonetics3FLSP 3080 Intro to Cultural Analysis3
FLSP 3060 Communicative Skills in Spanish I3Electives19
Electives16 
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FLSP 3100 Introduction to Hispanic Literature3FLSP Electives19
FLSP 4010 Oral Proficiency in Spanish3FLSP 4980 Senior Capstone1
Group 1 courses43Electives16
Electives16UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 16
Total Hours: 120
1

Students should check with their advisers to determine appropriate electives.

2

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

3

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.

4

Group 1 courses include: FLSP 3110, FLSP 3210, FLSP 3220 

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Curriculum in Spanish-International Trade

Students must earn a C and maintain a 2.5 GPA in all major courses.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
FLSP 1010 Elementary Spanish I4FLSP 1020 Elementary Spanish II4
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
COMM 1000 Public Speaking23Core Humanities13
Core History3Core History (to complete sequence)3
Core Mathematics3Elective33
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature3ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3Core Science II4
FLSP 2010 Intermediate Spanish I4FLSP 2020 Intermediate Spanish II4
Core Science I4LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation2
 14 13
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ACCT 2110 Principles of Financial Accounting3ACCT 2210 Principles of Managerial Accounting3
FLSP 3010 Spanish Phonetics3FLSP 3070 Communicative Skills in Spanish II3
MNGT 3100 Principles of Management or 3810 Management Foundations3FLSP 3080 Intro to Cultural Analysis3
FLSP 3060 Communicative Skills in Spanish I3MKTG 3310 Principles of Marketing3
Elective33Core Fine Arts3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FINC 3610 Principles of Business Finance3FLSP 4980 Senior Capstone1
ECON 4300 International Economics3FINC 3100 Fundamentals of Global Trade or 5510 Multinational Financial Management3
FLSP 3100 Introduction to Hispanic Literature3FLSP Electives36
FLSP 4310 Business Spanish I3FLSP 4330 Topics in Hispanic Commercial World3
FLSP 3310 Spanish Translation and Interpretation or 4010 Oral Proficiency in Spanish3Business Elective33
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 16
Total Hours: 120
1

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

2

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.

3

Students should meet with their advisers to determine appropriate Spanish, business, and other electives.

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Last Updated: August 16, 2016