May 10, 2021  
2020-2021 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog

Spanish, BA

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Degree Requirements

The minimum total credits required for a B. A. in Spanish is 120.

  1. Read the U. T. Permian Basin catalog and be familiar with the University’s requirements for the B. A. degree, and the general education requirements for the B. A. degree. It is the student’s responsibility to read the catalog and be familiar with and fulfill all the requirements for the B. A. degree.
  2. Complete at least 120 semester credit hours for the B. A. degree at least 30 of these must be completed at U. T. Permian Basin.
  3. At least 48 credits must be at the junior and senior level.
  4. Complete at least 18 credits in a minor area: At least 9 of these 18 credits must be at the junior or senior level.
  5. Obtain at least a C grade in all major courses. Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above in all courses applicable toward the B. A. Students seeking
  6. No more than 47 hours of Spanish may be applied toward the 120 semester hour minimum required for a degree.

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Computer Use

All majors must demonstrate a basic use of computing through completion of COSC 1335  or a similar computer science course which requires the actual use of computers.

Major Requirements (30 sch)

Language Requirements

Two semesters of intermediate Spanish language are prerequisite for the major and minor in Spanish: SPAN 2311  and SPAN 2312  (6sch), or SPAN 2313 and SPAN 2315 (6 sch), or Spanish CLEP with a minimum score of 66, or Native speakers of Spanish with coordinator’s approval.


A major in Spanish consists of a minimum of 30 credits at the 3000 level and above as follows:

Notes: Students with native proficiency in Spanish or a background in high school Spanish language study may take the CLEP in Spanish and, if scores justify it, receive three or six hours of sophomore-level Spanish language credit. SPAN 3311   will fulfill the requirements either for the Minor in Bilingual/English as a Second Language or as an elective (3 hrs) for the Major in Spanish, not for both.

SPAN 3301   Advanced Grammar and Syntax is a gateway course to upper-level study in Spanish. SPAN 3301  and SPAN 3302  are required courses for the Major and Minor in Spanish.   SPAN 3301  or SPAN 3302  are prerequisites for 4000-level Spanish courses, whichever is taken first. Degree plans vary depending upon a student’s goals and preparation prior to enrolling at UT Permian Basin. Students should consult with their faculty advisor for specific degree planning.

Minor (18 Sch)

Students must complete a minor.

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