Spanish : About The Program

About Our Degrees

The undergraduate program in Spanish is intended to introduce the student to the widest range of disciplines within the area of Hispanic language and civilization leading to a possible subsequent specialization in literature, linguistics, language teaching, or other related areas. Spanish students have access to online audio and visual materials and an excellent library.

Applications to the major and minor are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are available at the department office or on the RLL website.

Accepted majors/minors (2009-2010): 167
Total number of majors currently enrolled: 98
Total number of minors currently enrolled: 69

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in Spanish courses completed prior to applying for acceptance.

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

The typical class size for:

Freshman/introductory courses is: 24
Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 24
Upper level/advanced courses is: 20

In the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, what do teaching assistants (TAs) do?

TAs generally teach introductory-level courses.

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

Classes in the Spanish program are small in size, and are taught by faculty with recognized commitment to teaching.

One faculty member has received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and one has received the Milton Plesur Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

Study Abroad
The Spanish Program at UB sponsors a summer study program in Salamanca, Spain. Many students also have access to other SUNY Programs in Argentina; Madrid and Sevilla, Spain; Chile; and Mexico; among others. See the Study Abroad Programs web site.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish honor society, has a chapter at UB. Students are initiated once a year.

An honors program in Spanish is open to students who achieve a minimum GPA of 3.25 overall and a minimum GPA of 3.75 in at least five upper-division Spanish courses. Students in the honors program in Spanish must complete two honors projects in two upper-division Spanish courses.

Extracurricular Activities

There are many opportunities to participate in out-of-class enrichment activities through the RLL department, including conversation groups, lectures, and films. Depending on students' initiative, the Spanish club can be highly beneficial; call 716-645-2191 for more information.

See the UB Student Association.

Complementary Programs and Courses

Links to Further Information About this Program

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:16 EST