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Program Requirements

In addition to the usual degree requirements for undergraduate majors, students in the Accelerated B.A. in Adolescence Education: Spanish/M.A. in Spanish program are permitted to take 12 graduate credits during their senior year. Upon the successful completion of the normal 129 undergraduate credits required for graduation, the student will not receive the B.A. degree but will be given 12 credits of advanced standing in the M.A. program. After completing the remaining credits required in the M.A. program (24 credits), the student will be awarded both the B.A. in Adolescence Education: Spanish and the M.A. degree in Spanish.

Note: If the student elects to not enter or complete the Master of Arts program, he or she will be entitled to the B.A. degree in Adolescence Education: Spanish upon the completion of the required 129 undergraduate credits.

The following graduate courses are required for the accelerated degree program:

  • SPA 513 Syntax and Stylistics
  • SPA 541 Linguistics
  • Five additional Spanish courses in Spanish literature, Spanish American literature, culture and civilization of Spain and culture and civilization of Spanish America
  • Five electives, 500-600 level in linguistics and literature, not to exceed 6 credits in linguistics
  • Comprehensive Examination (no more than 2 attempts)
  • Students may transfer no more than three (3) credits with prior approval
  • Students must maintain a B average to remain in good standing in the program and to graduate.