The core and distribution requirements for a major in Spanish are those listed for baccalaureate degrees.
Advanced placement for the AP Spanish Language or Spanish Literature examinations (see Advanced Placement International Baccalaureate and CLEP Examinations for the minimal passing score) allows students to immediately enroll in 300-level electives. The advanced placement hours awarded will be credited to the graduation requirement of 126 hours.
Students seeking a major in Spanish are required to take nine courses at the 300- and 400-levels, write and defend a Senior Integration Paper (SPA 492), and elect one foreign language enhancing course for a total of 33 hours in the major. The exemption from or completion of six (6) hours of intermediate level Spanish (SPA 201 and SPA 202) is required prior to pursuing the major requirements.