What is Spanish?

In this major, you’ll gain mastery of the Spanish language while learning core concepts of Spanish culture, literature, and linguistics. Our program offers a variety of opportunities so that you can shape your studies to fit your interests. You'll have chances to study abroad, work with faculty, and take part in community service. This degree will prepare you to engage in a changing world where Spanish is a crucial language. The Spanish major is often chosen in conjunction with another major. There is also a Teacher Education option that prepares students to teach Spanish.

Career Options

  • Business
  • Medicine
  • Public service
  • Teaching
  • Translation

Post-Graduation Success1

92% employed or continuing education

72% employed after graduation

12% attending graduate school

8% volunteering

$45,844 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: CA Ventures, Carle Foundation Hospital, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pennsylvania State University, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

24 - 30 ACT Score

1120 - 1330 SAT Score

3.30 - 3.78 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390


  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872


  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246