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Studying Spanish at Regis

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish explores the diversity of Spanish cultures combined with the development of multicultural awareness through the analysis of literary and non-literary texts.
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B.A. in Spanish

Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish explores the diversity of Spanish cultures and includes the study of language, literature, and history of the Spanish-speaking world in the Americas and Spain. This degree seeks to advance proficiency in all linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing combined with the development of multicultural awareness through the analysis of literary and non-literary texts. The Modern Language Department highly recommends students study abroad as part of the Spanish major.

Proficiency in the Spanish language and an understanding of the history of Spanish cultures are a valuable asset that help prepare students for a wide vareiety of career paths including international relations, education, journalism and mass communication, health care and government.

Program Requirements

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in Spanish. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements*  (20-29 credit hours)
The equivalent of second-year written and oral proficiency in another foreign language or the equivalent of first-year proficiency in another foreign language plus a six semester hour combination selected from the following options:
Phonetics (if not already counted toward major) 3-6 credit hours
Coursework towards certification in English as a second language 3-6 credit hours
Coursework in bilingual education 3-6 credit hours
Spanish for health care practitioners (if not already counted toward major) 3 credit hours
Related coursework in other academic fields subject to departmental approval 3 credit hours
Full-time enrollment for a minimum of one semester in a non-English-based study abroad program 6 credit hours
Upper Division Requirements  (25 credit hours)
Twenty-two upper division semester hours of Spanish courses,which must include:
SP 409 Advanced Spanish I (3 ch)
SP 410 Advanced Spanish II (3 ch)
SP 411 Advanced Spanish III (3 ch)
SP 430A Survey of Spanish Literature (3 ch)
SP 430B Survey of Latin American Literature (3 ch)
SP 460 Romance Linguistics (3 ch)
SP 496 Senior Project (1 ch)
Upper Division Spanish Elective 6 credt hours
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 31 credit hours

NOTE: The Modern Language Department highly recommends study abroad as an integral part of the Spanish major.

How to Apply

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