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Spanish: Spanish Translation

Bachelor of Arts

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Major Details

College: College of Humanities
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

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AZ Transfer Pathways

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  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
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  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge of Spanish grammar, linguistics, conversation and translation skills, and Spanish-language literature and culture gained from a Spanish major forms a strong foundation for careers and future studies. Graduates in the Spanish Translation concentration may work in translation, education, public relations, business, or nearly any field where Spanish communication and interpretation skills are needed. This major is also excellent preparation for medical, law, social work, or nursing school or graduate work in Latin American or Mexican American studies, Spanish, linguistics, or education.

Potential Career Areas

  • Translation/interpretation
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Business
  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Travel/tourism
  • Legal services
  • Intelligence

Sample Employers

  • Schools and universities
  • Businesses
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Tourism agencies
  • Media
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Courthouses
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Airports

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Translator $22,900 - $43,300
Public Relations Specialist $30,600 - $52,100
Communications Specialist $40,000 - $85,000
Adult Education Instructor $27,100 - $46,500
Grant Coordinator $36,143 - $43,271
Bilingual Teacher $33,000 - $57,000
Court Interpreter $21,000 - $62,000
Passenger Service Agent $17,000 - $45,000
Director of Visitor Services $35,000 - $75,000
Advertising Copywriter $21,000 - $48,000
Intelligence Officer $33,979 - $60,274
Medical Transcriptionist $22,380 - $32,060
Family Law Mediator $27,000 - $97,000
Patient Advocate $24,000 - $55,000