Jan 28, 2023  
2014-2015 General Catalog 

Spanish, B.A.

Spanish Degree Requirements

The first four semesters of Spanish or equivalent studies as approved by the department are prerequisite for all students majoring or minoring in language with an emphasis in Spanish. Students with previous language experience, upon demonstration of advanced proficiency, may receive credit by examination for part or all of the following classes: SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020 , SPAN 2010 , SPAN 2020 .

General Education Core

See General Education 

  • Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
  • Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits

University Requirements

NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the Experiential Education Requirement courses for graduation.

Experiential Education Requirement - EDGE (1-3 Credits)

 Complete One Track:

Original Project Track (3 Credits)

Students create a project of their own design

Select Project Track (2 Credits)

Students select a project from the designated list

BA Degree – Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits or proficiency test)

All students before achieving advanced standing must satisfy these requirements. All Spanish majors and minors have the following core courses which must be satisfied.

Spanish Core (18 Credits)

Spanish Electives (12 Credits)

12 additional credits which may include any course at or beyond the 3000 level. SPAN 4610  (as long as they are different titles) may be taken for credit more than once. SPAN 4900   may not be used to fulfill Spanish elective credits.

Other Electives

  • Free Electives as approved by the Advisor may be taken to complete BA/BS degree requirements to reach 120 total credits.

Total Credits, B.A. degree: 120-122


Students with extensive foreign residency experience in Spanish-speaking areas are advised not to enroll in SPAN 1010 , SPAN 1020 , SPAN 2010 SPAN 2020 . Such students may earn P/F credits for those courses through examination as indicated above.

No course in which a grade lower than a “C-” is received may be counted toward the credit hour requirement for any major or minor emphasis in the department. Those working toward the major may also select an appropriate minor.

Any internship (SPAN 4893 ), study abroad (SPAN 4920 ), and student teaching (SPAN 4980 ) credit counts as an elective. Other than transfer credit, internship and study abroad credits should not exceed 3 credits per denomination. SPAN 4980  should not exceed 2 credits. Total credit toward a Spanish Major with a SPAN 4893 , SPAN 4920 , and SPAN 4980  denomination must not exceed a maximum of 6 credits. 

Independent study courses will be marked differently in the transcript and are reserved for situations of extreme necessity. Trying to get a major in a period of a year and a half or less does not fit such description, and it should be avoided through careful planning. Under no circumstances will more than two independent studies be allowed towards a major.