Spanish (BA)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Major: SPAN

Degree: BA

Department: Classical and Modern Languages

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Note: Admission to the major requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on courses in the major.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

General Education

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.


General Education 34
Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements


General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language 12
(completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language)  
Electives in Natural Sciences or Social Sciences 6
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education; 6 hours must be at 300 level or above)1  
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above  
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)  
Minimum Total  19 

Programs in Spanish


Spanish 201, 202, 321, 322, 355, 5232, 524 and 590 22
Spanish 401 or 402 3
Spanish 403 or 404 3
Spanish (electives at the 300 level or above) 6
Minimum Total 34

Supporting Courses


Humanities 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, or 596 3
Electives in Humanities Division disciplines, other than Spanish, at 300 level or above3 6
Anthropology 316, 324, 325, 328, 333, 338; or History 331, 332, 333, 533, 534, 535; or Pan African Studies 329, 360, 396, 505; or Political Science 370, 371 (select one) 3
Minimum Electives 13
Minimum Total 121

No more than 40 hours in Spanish may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts degree. Spanish 121-123 and 141-142 do not count toward the 40 hour maximum in Spanish.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

1 Note: additional 3 hours of Arts and Sciences programmatic requirement in Natural Sciences or Social Sciences is met in Supporting Courses.

2 Fulfills WR requirement

3 Majors in one foreign language may count courses at the 300 level or above in another foreign language toward this requirement.

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