Bachelor of Arts Spanish Degree

SNU is the only university in Oklahoma that offers a bachelor’s degree in translation. And we are members of the American Translation Association. Meaning you get exclusive, top-drawer learning from our Spanish program. As a student in our Spanish-English Translation program you will find an emphasis on real-world use of language. Our program focuses on teaching the professional use of language, not simply language as literature. Medical Spanish. Commercial Spanish. Spanish for Educators. This emphasis helps to prepare you for a career after graduation and broadens your Spanish knowledge with a more specialized vocabulary. In short, you will be a valuable asset to your future employer.

Learning Opportunities at SNU

While studying at SNU, you will develop close relationships with professors who have an extensive list of real-world language experience. Not only do we have professors certified in multiple languages, they have years of language experience. Translation. Broadcasting. Voice overs. Experiences that have allowed them to travel worldwide. Puerto Rico. Costa Rica. Guatemala. One professor currently works as a language service provider while teaching at SNU. All this experience adds up to one thing—being able to provide you with more preparation for your post-college career goals.

And at SNU, we know learning happens outside the classroom too. That’s why we offer many opportunities to expand your education and build your resume while earning college credit. Consider an internship in translation with Kansas City area school system or translating Bible study materials for local churches in Kansas. Enjoy an opportunity for service by working with organizations that assist Spanish-speaking populations including Reaching Our City (OKC) or the SPARROW project.

In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Best Semester Program where you can spend a semester studying abroad. Costa Rica. Ecuador. Ask about it when you visit campus, or check it out online at Whether your goal is graduate school or seeking a career path, you can take comfort in knowing an SNU Spanish degree will get you there.

Careers with a Spanish Degree

When you graduate with your degree in spanish from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Teacher
  • Translator

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Study Spanish English translation at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

The Program

  • The only University in Oklahoma to offer a bachelor’s degree in translation
  • Emphasis on real-world use of language
  • Teaches professional use of language not only language as literature
  • Members of the American Translation Association
  • Opportunity to travel abroad for a semester
  • Serve with organizations that reach Spanish speaking populations

The Professors

  • Develop close relationships with students
  • Hold extensive real-world language experience
  • Have travelled worldwide to translate, broadcast and more

The Preparation

  • Our emphasis on real-world language prepares you to translate in medical offices, commercial opportunities or within education fields
  • Excellent knowledge of language provides an easy path to our graduates who continue to purse graduate studies