Javascript is currently not supported, or is disabled by this browser. Please enable Javascript for full functionality.

    Dec 03, 2022  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, BA

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Majors, minors, certificates

The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures provides insight into world cultures and languages. While perfecting your Spanish, you can consider teacher certification, a certificate in professional Spanish or a minor in another language. There are opportunities for Spanish majors to study abroad.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Spanish.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Major requirements, 39 hours

A minimum of 39 hours of Spanish, including:


Placement or credit by examination may be used to satisfy SPAN 1010, SPAN 1020, SPAN 2040 and SPAN 2050.

Spanish core, 18 hours

A core of 18 hours of specific course work must be met:

Required grammar and literature courses, 6 hours

Composition and oral practice, 3 hours

 3 hours selected from


*The SPAN 3080  option is available only to native or near-native Spanish speakers who qualify according to results on the departmental proficiency test or by departmental consent.

Hispanic culture (3000 level), 3 hours

3 hours of a 3000-level Hispanic culture course:

Advanced Spanish courses, 9 hours

9 hours of advanced Spanish courses (3000- and 4000-level courses). At least 6 hours must be at the 4000 level.

Other course requirements



Suggested minors: Students who wish to earn a minor are encouraged to choose a second foreign language. Spanish majors should also consider history, geography, business, hospitality management and cultural studies courses that deal specifically with their area of interest.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Other requirements

  • Students majoring in Spanish should consider taking history and geography courses that deal specifically with their language study.
  • A minimum grade of C is required for a course to count toward the major.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in Spanish course work is required for graduation.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Majors, minors, certificates