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Spanish Major

Study Spanish at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll stand out in your future career as a bilingual speaker, equipped with highly sought-after linguistic and cultural skills compatible with many career paths. We provide opportunities to serve in local Spanish-speaking communities, through internships and hands-on coursework, or to go abroad, through international programs in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Spain. Take advantage of the program’s low unit requirement and double-major—prepared to thrive in the diversity of our world in whatever field you choose.

Program at a Glance

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers diverse well-rounded degree programs to prepare critical thinkers to make a difference in the world for Christ.

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  • March 8, 2024

Application Deadline

  • The admission requirements for your Spanish major will vary depending upon your status as a first time freshman, transfer, or international student.

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Program Information

  • Program Units: 33


  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Explore the history and civilization of Hispanic countries. 
  • Develop skills in Spanish reading, writing, and speaking. 
  • Discuss the greater goal of better serving God through service to others.
  • Communicate in Spanish on an individual and organizational level.

By the Numbers

10-15 % more is earned by bilingual speakers compared to those who only speak English.
1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
13 :1 Student-to-faculty Ratio


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Dylan and Cheri Harris ’98 are Fulfilling their Call with Shelter on the Lake

Dylan and Cheri (Hacker) Harris ’98 use their Spanish major to run their ministry at the base of the Andes mountains in southern Argentina. 

Program Details

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, and Los Angeles is one of the world’s largest Spanish-speaking cities. There is a growing need for people with linguistic and cultural skills to work in increasingly globalized communities. Indeed, a recent study stated that bilingual speakers earn 10-15 percent more than those who speak only English. The Spanish program is designed to fill this need.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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You might think that a private college education is beyond your reach, but there are many financial resources available to help make an Azusa Pacific education a reality. APU students may take advantage of three basic types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as or The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

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We’re committed to helping families understand early in the college search process the value of the APU experience and options for affordable financing of a top-tier Christian university education.

Now that you’re familiar with the financial aid opportunities available to APU students, it’s time to estimate what your true cost may be to attend Azusa Pacific. Remember, estimations are only as accurate as the information you provide. Click on the Net Price Calculator button below to begin.

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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Featured Faculty

César Aroldo Solórzano

César Aroldo Solórzano

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, TESOL, and Modern Languages

Career Outlooks and Outcome

Note: This information is current for the 2024-25 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.