Degrees & Requirements

Our curriculum leads to Bachelor of Arts degrees in two distinct tracks.     

  • Hispanic Studies (B.A.)

    SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I (4)
    SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II (4)
    SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3)
    SPAN 202A Communication in the Hispanic World (3)
    SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar and Expressions in Hispanic Culture (3)
    SPAN 302A Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Film (3)
    Four courses from: (4-12)
    SPAN 350 Special Topics in Spanish* (1-3)
    SPAN 401 ST Special Topics in Hispanic Studies* (1-3)
    SPAN 402 ST Special Topics in Hispanic Studies* (1-3)
    SPAN 450 Senior Seminar (3)
    Total27-35 
    Additional Requirement
    MATH 121Or higher (3)

    *May be repeated with different topics.

    Students pursuing a double major must complete: 101, 102, 201, 202A, 301, 302A, 401ST and 402ST.

    The senior project is met by 450.

  • Spanish-Teacher Preparation (B.A.)

    Department Requirements:
    SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I (4)
    SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II (4)
    SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3)
    SPAN 202A Communication in the Hispanic World (3)
    SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar and Expressions in Hispanic Culture (3)
    SPAN 302A Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Film (3)
    Three courses from: (3-9)
    SPAN 350 Special Topics in Spanish* (1-3)
    SPAN 401 ST Special Topics in Hispanic Studies* (1-3)
    SPAN 402 ST Special Topics in Hispanic Studies* (1-3)
    SPAN 407 Teacher Preparation (3)
    Total26-32
    Additional Requirements:
    ENGL 333 Linguistics (3)
    MATH 121 Or higher (3)

    Licensure Requirements: 
    EDUC 114 Introduction to Education (1) 
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5) 
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5) 
    EDUC 305 Human Growth and Development (3) 
    EDUC 320 Technology and Instructional Design (3) 
    EDUC 370 Survey of Exceptional Children (3) 
    EDUC 440 Seminar: Teaching in Secondary School (2) 
    EDUC 441 Supervised Teaching in Secondary School (10) 
    EDUC 445 Foundations of Education (3) 
    EDUC 449 Reading, Writing and Instruction in Content Areas (3) 
    EDUC 450 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary School (3) 
    Total32
    Additional Requirements 
    One course from: (3) 
    HIST 111 American History to 1861*
    HIST 112 American History since 1862*

    Laboratory Science* (4) 
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics** (4) 
    Recommended
    One course from: (3) 
    HHP 231 Personal Health
    HHP 232 School and Community Health
    HHP 251 Safety Education
    For middle school endorsement:
    EDUC 401 Practicum in Education (2) 

    *Met as Modes of Inquiry in Core Requirements.

    **Statistics 161 is required in addition to the mathematics requirement in the major.

    Education 440, 441, and 450 are taken in the professional semester.

    Student Teaching is the senior project for teacher preparation, but individual departments may have additional senior project requirements.

  • Minor in Spanish

    A student may minor in Spanish by completing Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202A, 301, and 302A.

  • Placement

    Students who have taken Spanish, French, or German in high school will take an online language placement test administered by the Foreign Languages Department in order to be placed in the appropriate course.

  • Minor in Foreign Languages Other Than Spanish

    A student may minor in a foreign language other than Spanish by completing that language’s courses numbered 101, 102, and 201, plus three additional courses, two of which must be on the 300 or 400 level.


  • This information is effective using the most recent Academic Catalog for more detailed course descriptions you can view the Academic Catalog here.

    For Current Students, you may check your individual degree requirements using Self-Service. More information in regards to this can be found on the Registrar’s page.


In addition to these degrees, our classes are an integral part of the College’s core curriculum.

We offer on-campus courses in:                         

  • American Sign Language (ASL)

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

  • French

  • Greek

  • Latin                           

  • Spanish (and online Summer school)