Summary of Units:
Lower Division Major Requirements8-16
Upper Division Major Requirements33
Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements 71-79
Total Units120

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:
External Exams (AP, CLEP, IB)

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.

Culture - 3 units

Capstone - 3 units

Select one from the following:

Electives - 12 units

Additional General Education & other Graduation Requirements - 71-79 units

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

  • Additional lower division A-E GE requirements not met within major
  • Nine units of Upper Division Interdisciplinary GE (UDIGE) courses, numbered 330-349 or 430-449. Six units may be within major, three units must be outside major (C or better grades)
  • Multicultural Requirement (C or better grade)
  • Language Requirement (C or better grade)
  • American Institutions Requirement
  • Free electives as needed to meet minimum units for graduation
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