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Rutgers University
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Camden, NJ 08102
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Spanish Majors & Minors

Major in Spanish

Requirements within the Department:

  • 36 credits in Spanish courses above the elementary level (101 and 102)

Departmental Honors

To graduate with Departmental Honors in Spanish, students must:

  • Maintain overall university GPA of at least 3.0
  • Maintain upper division Spanish GPA of at least 3.6
  • Complete 3 additional credits, beyond Major Requirements, of a Research Seminar in Spanish and in the Spring Semester of a student’s junior year.  
  • Complete the Honors Thesis with grades of A (A- is not acceptable).
  • Complete an Honors Thesis examination (mini defense).
  • Participate in Honors Colloquium. 

Recommended Sequence for a Regular (Non-Honors) Major in Spanish

(Your level entry depends on your score on the placement test)
Span 121 AND 122 Intermediate 8 credits
Span 203 and 204 Comp. & Conv. 6 credits
Span 207 OR 208 Civilization 3 credits
Span 300 OR 301 Intro to Literature 3 credits
Balance of courses at a 300, OR 400 level.* 3 credits each
(7 courses are most often needed ◊–21 credits)
  TOTAL 36/38 credits

Requirements outside of the Department:

50:350:238 OR 239 World Masterpieces 3 credits
50:510:101 AND 102. Western Civilization I and II 6 credits
  TOTAL 9 credits

Highly Recommended:

  • Study Abroad Experience in Cuzco or Salamanca.
    Summer, 6 weeks earn 6 credits. 
    Both programs greatly benefit the Spanish major and minor student populations by allowing their engagement within native environments and multicultural situations.

Minor in Spanish

Requirements within the Department:

  • 18 credits above the elementary level (101, 102, 103 & 104)

Recommended Sequence for Spanish Courses:

(Your level entry depends on your score on the placement test) 
Span 121 AND 122 Intermediate 8 credits
Span 203 and 204 Comp. & Conv. 6 credits
Span 207 OR 208 Civilization (as available) 3 credits
Span 300 OR 301 Intro to Literature (as available) 3 credits
Any class at a 200, 300, OR 400 level 3 credits each

Elective Classes:

  • 590:210 Intro to Latin American Studies WILL COUNT toward the Spanish Minor (but NOT the Major) 
  • 101, 102, 103, 104 DO NOT COUNT toward the minor but rather toward the language requirement

Highly Recommended:

  • Study Abroad Experience in Cuzco or Salamanca.
    Summer, 6 weeks earn 6 credits. 
    Both programs greatly benefit the Spanish major and minor student populations by allowing their engagement within native environments and multicultural situations.