Humanities

Spanish

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Open the door to cultural and global literacy.

Are you fascinated by other cultures? Did you grow up hearing Spanish spoken at home? Do you want to join an ever-expanding global economy? Join us in discovering the cultures of the Spanish speaking population!

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the US, and has the second highest number of native speakers in the world – which means that gaining fluency in Spanish can open up whole continents worth of culture, business, and politics. You’ll be able to follow your passions into all corners of the world while expanding your career opportunities at home and abroad.

With a BA in Spanish, you’ll be prepared to apply your linguistic knowledge to a wide range of professions, including teaching, international business, reporting, translating, museum education, and community health.

Combining your Spanish studies with other areas within the liberal arts will also work to widen your career opportunities. The most common double majors to combine with Spanish are Education; Social Work, Human Services, and Counseling & Psychology; Business Management; and Political Science or Sociology & Social Change.

Whatever career you pursue, you’ll hone the critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills needed to learn a new language, as your courses guide you through Spanish literature and cultures from around the world.

Our location in Cambridge connects you to competitive internships and opens doors to whatever career you choose in the US and abroad. With hands on experience in places like Artscope Magazine, the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Candlewick Press, Boston Magazine, Clear Channel Radio, and many more, you'll make the connections that will launch you into a successful career.

Craft Creative Combinations
As a Spanish major, you can pursue a second major or one of our 45+ minors—in art & design or a liberal arts subject—to expand your career opportunities.

Forge your own path with a creative combination:
Gain Skills and Expertise
Here's a taste of what you'll do in our Spanish program:
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Small College, Big University

Within the dynamic environment of a larger university, you'll receive the personalized education of a small liberal arts college of 1,400 students. You'll receive hands-on attention from our specialized faculty, who will share their passion and expertise in everything from African American history to women's and gender studies, poetry, and more.

Careers
Jobs You Could Have
Alumni go on to rewarding jobs in a variety of fields, and often pursue graduate study to enhance their careers.
Careers
Where You Could Work
You'll have the opportunity to gain practical experience before graduation, preparing you to work in places like:
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Cambridge is our campus. Boston is our neighbor.

Whether you're studying history, Spanish, or another humanities major at Lesley, you'll take classes on our three beautiful Cambridge campuses. You'll explore passions to then weave into your career, whether through art classes in our $48 million Lunder Arts Center or science explorations in our state-of-the-art lab. You'll discover the Cambridge and Boston area—a dynamic hub of internships, professional opportunity, service work, culture, and fun few other cities can match.

Faculty

Approximate cost, before financial aid, for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program.
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Housing Options
Compare the cost of the program for students who live on campus in a residence hall with the cost for commuter students.
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $14,250
    Spring Tuition
    $14,250
  • Fees
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,860
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,370
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total cost before financial aid
Estimated Cost

Merit Scholarships & Financial Aid

It’s our goal at Lesley to break down financial barriers so that students who want to learn here, can learn here. That’s why we offer generous, customized aid packages for students based on their individual needs. In fact, in the fall of 2019, 98% of incoming Lesley students received some level of financial aid. Learn more about Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Tuition & Fees

Other fees may apply. Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

Housing Options
Compare the cost of the program for students who live on campus in a residence hall with the cost for commuter students.
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $14,250
    Spring Tuition
    $14,250
  • Fees
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,860
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,370
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total cost before financial aid
Estimated Cost

Merit Scholarships & Financial Aid

It’s our goal at Lesley to break down financial barriers so that students who want to learn here, can learn here. That’s why we offer generous, customized aid packages for students based on their individual needs. In fact, in the fall of 2019, 98% of incoming Lesley students received some level of financial aid. Learn more about Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Tuition & Fees

Other fees may apply. Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost, before financial aid, for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2019-2020 academic year.
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