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Spanish Major Introduction

General Information

The Undergraduate Catalog is the official resource for course requirements for the Spanish Major. See the above link for more information.

Because the Spanish B.A., a liberal arts degree, provides preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, it is strongly recommended that StDev 317, a 2-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year.

This course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals as well as identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce students to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.

Important Notes for Returned Spanish-Speaking Missionaries

  1. Most returned missionaries should register for SPAN 321.
  2. Returned missionaries who would like more language practice before entering SPAN 321 may consider taking SPAN 206.
  3. Credit for some 100- and 200-level Spanish courses may be awarded through a Challenge Exam administered to students enrolled in SPAN 206 and SPAN 321. For more information, click below.


Prerequisite Courses

Students must complete any 100- or 200-level Spanish courses they need to prepare for SPAN 321 according to their Spanish experience and proficiency. SPAN 321 is the first course that counts toward the Spanish major, but this does not mean all incoming students will be ready for SPAN 321 during their first semester.

For more information, see below.

Course Requirements

Declare the Spanish Major

To declare the Spanish major, you must first meet with a professor of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese.

For more information, please click below.