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Bachelor of Arts

This major allows students to acquire an active command of written and spoken Spanish, with a knowledge of historical and contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world. It is designed to complement programs such as Film Studies, English, History, Management, Music, and Education. Spanish majors must study in Spain or Latin America through our exchange programs or through other approved programs. Students planning to study abroad must consult with the Global Education Office and Spanish faculty before departure to arrange for program approval and transfer of credit and detailed study away requirements. Students must meet with Modern Language faculty for pre-approval and additional proficiency requirements. Students seeking teacher certification in French or Spanish must also take the Oral Proficiency Interview and attain a score of "Intermediate High" or higher and pass the Praxis II to receive teacher certification.

New students who have had no prior Spanish should register for IHSP 101. Students with one or two years of successful high school study or one college semester should register for IHSP 102. Students with three or more high school years or two college semesters should register for IHSP 103. Students must consult Spanish faculty to find the most appropriate level.

Integrative Studies Requirements

40 credits minimum

Major Requirements

40 credits

SP 201 Spanish and Social Change
SP 315 Cultures of Spain
SP 316 Latin American Cultures
SP 325 Introduction to Spanish Literature
SP 350 Study in Spain or Latin America (12 credits)
SP 405 Contemporary Spanish Usage
SP 410 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SP 495 Seminar

Teacher Certification in Spanish

Effective fall 2021, there will be no admission to the program for both current and prospective students as this program is on administrative hold.

Dual Major in Education

  • Secondary Education
  • Students pursuing a dual major in Education will refer to the appropriate Education option. Also, students seeking teacher certification in French or Spanish are required to take and pass the Praxis II Content Knowledge Test as well as the Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). The (OPI) must be completed no later than 30 days following the student's return from study abroad.


Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree.

Degree Requirements

120 credits
40 credits at the upper-level