Apr 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Spanish Major – B.A. Degree

Spanish Major (36-51 cr)

B. Elective Requirements (18 cr)

  • Select language, culture or literature courses at the 300- or 400-level in Spanish.

C. Cognate Requirements (0-15 cr)

  1. Twelve credit hours in a second foreign language through MLL 202. Students with double majors are exempt from this cognate requirement. Furthermore, students who spend an academic year abroad need only take six credit hours of another foreign language.
  2. Three credit hours of any approved General Education computer and information literacy course - OR - passing the computer and information literacy competency exam.


The Modern Language courses collectively are denoted by MLL. For example, MLL 101 in French is FRE 101 • Elementary French.


D. Study Abroad Requirements

In fulfilling the core and/or elective requirements, students are required to study abroad for a minimum of 12 upper-division credits during a fall/spring semester or a total of nine upper-division credits during summer/winter sessions.  The Study Abroad requirement may also be completed through an internship abroad sponsored by faculty in MLL; the credits of such an internship will count as elective requirements in the major.


Students may earn up to twelve credit hours equivalent for MLL 101 through 202 courses via the CLEP Examination. Contact the department for further details about policies concerning proficiency credit.

A grade of C- or better is required in the following modern language courses when applied to the major or when used to fulfill the departmental second modern language cognate requirement: 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 350, 351. This requirement would be waived in the event a student made the decision to major or declare a cognate after having received a grade below C- in one of the above courses in the applicable language(s), but also a C- or better in the subsequent course(s).