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What is Spanish?

In this major, you’ll gain mastery of the Spanish language while learning core concepts of Spanish culture, literature, and linguistics. You’ll make your experience fit your interests through the choices we offer in study abroad, community service-learning, and working closely with faculty. This degree will prepare you to thoughtfully engage in a changing world where Spanish is a major language. The Spanish major is frequently chosen in conjunction with another major. It also offers a Teacher Education option that prepares graduates 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: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $31,012

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $28,606
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $47,922

International

  • Tuition: $30,980
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $50,296
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