Spanish : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA, Minor
Graduate: MA, PhD

Advisement

Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Scarlett , Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies, at 645-0873, or scarlett@buffalo.edu, for advising and any questions regarding the Spanish program or upper-level Spanish courses. Questions regarding 100-level courses (SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 104, SPA 151, SPA 152, SPA 154) should be directed to Dr. Barbara Avila-Shah at 645-0867, or bia@buffalo.edu.

Acceptance Information

In order to be accepted into the Spanish major, a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in Spanish courses completed prior to applying for acceptance, is required.

In order to be accepted into the Spanish minor, a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses or their equivalents (SPA 101-SPA 102 sequence or SPA 104, and SPA 151-SPA 152), is required.

Academic Requirements

Graduation requirements for the Spanish major include completion of three 200-level courses (9 credit hours) with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and ten 300/400 level courses (30 credit hours) with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Requirements to graduate with the Spanish minor include completion of two 200-level courses (6 credit hours) with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and four 300/400-level courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Spanish - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

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

Advising Notes

Minimum GPAs of 2.5 in the 200-level courses, and 2.0 in the 300/400-level courses, are necessary for degree conferral.

Prerequisite Courses

SPA 101-SPA 102 Elementary Spanish 1st-2nd Semester* or SPA 104 Transitional Elementary Spanish* or the equivalent
SPA 151-SPA 152 Intermediate Spanish 1st-2nd Semester* or the equivalent

Required Courses

Three 200-level courses
Ten 300/400-level courses

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 39

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall Elementary or intermediate Spanish or a 200-level course*
Spring Elementary or intermediate Spanish or a 200-level course*

SECOND YEAR
Fall Elementary or intermediate Spanish or two 200-level courses*
Spring Elementary or intermediate Spanish*; for those having completed two 200-level SPA courses: one 200-level SPA course and two 300-level SPA courses; for those having completed one 200-level SPA course: two 200-level SPA courses and two 300-level SPA courses

THIRD YEAR
Fall Two 300/400-level SPA courses
Spring Two 300/400-level SPA courses

FOURTH YEAR
Fall Two 300/400-level SPA courses
Spring Two 300/400-level SPA courses

*Appropriate level is based on placement and/or previous experience, unless exempted. For clarification, contact Dr. Barbara Avila-Shah at (716) 645-2191, or bia@buffalo.edu.

Spanish - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses or their equivalents: SPA 101-SPA 102 sequence or SPA 104, and SPA 151-SPA 152.

Advising Notes

Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the 200-level courses, and 2.0 in the 300/400-level courses, are necessary for degree conferral.

Prerequisite Courses

SPA 101-SPA 102 Elementary Spanish 1st-2nd Semester* or SPA 104 Transitional Elementary Spanish*
SPA 151-SPA 152 Intermediate Spanish 1st-2nd Semester*

Required Courses

Two 200-level courses
Four 300/400-level courses

Appropriate level is based on placement and/or previous experience, unless exempted. For clarification, contact Dr. Barbara Avila-Shah at (716) 645-2191, or bia@buffalo.edu.

Summary
Total required credit hours for the minor: 18

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:16 EST