Oct 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, B.A. - 120 units

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Summary of Units:

Lower Division Major Requirements 8-16
Upper Division Major Requirements 33
Additional General Education  and other Graduation Requirements   71-79
Total Units 120

Requirements for the Major in Spanish - 41-49 units

A minimum grade of C- will be required in all courses applied to the Spanish major.

Lower Division Requirements - 8-16 units

Students must complete one series (8 units) of second-year Spanish courses, either SPAN 201 and 202 or SPAN 211 and SPAN 212.

Students who enter the Spanish program with the equivalent of first-year, college-level Spanish in high school or a community college may have satisfied the SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 requirement. For more information, see the Spanish Program Faculty Advisor or the following webpages:

AP, CLEP, IB, and Military Credit:


For placement guidelines:


Heritage speakers are encouraged to enroll in SPAN 211  and SPAN 212 .  Higher level speakers may begin at SPAN 301  or SPAN 302   with faculty advisor approval.


Upper Division Requirements - 33 units

All Spanish majors must complete at least 12 units of 400 - level courses with a SPAN prefix.

Core - 21 units

All students must take courses as listed from each of the following categories.

Additional General Education & other Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (40 units must be upper division), including the following General Education  (GE) and Graduation Requirements :

  • Additional lower division GE Area A-E requirements not met within major
  • American Institutions Requirement
  • Language Requirement (C- or better grade)
  • Multicultural Perspectives (MP) Mission Pillar Requirement
  • Nine units of Upper Division General Education (UDGE) courses, one each in Areas UDGE-B, UDGE-C, and UDGE-D
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation


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