A BA in Spanish empowers you to connect with Spanish-speaking communities both locally and globally through three main areas of study: Latin America, Spain or Latino Studies.

Experienced instructors train you in written and oral communication, while literature specialists teach the diverse histories, cultures, literatures and films of the Spanish-speaking world. Our interdisciplinary approach builds your critical understanding of human rights, racial and ethnic identities, and social change.

Our immersive educational experience prepares you for a wide range of careers. Want to study in Argentina, Mexico, Madrid? The Spanish major enriches your linguistic and cultural development by encouraging study abroad in a variety of countries. Students wishing to dive deeper into their Spanish studies have the opportunity to participate in the Spanish honors and distinction program.

The Department of Spanish Language, Literary & Cultural Studies at DU Offers:

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    Small, interactive classes that allow students ample opportunity to interact with our accomplished instructors

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    Study abroad opportunities around the globe

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    Multiple ways to tie your studies into key out-of-classroom experiences, including service learning, internships and extracurricular activities

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    Access to the support and programs of DU’s Center for World Languages and Cultures

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    Independent study programs and collaboration with faculty members

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Degree Requirements

  • To major in Spanish, students complete 44 credits of approved courses above the level of SPAN 2001.
  • Requirements for a distinction in Spanish include a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA, minimum 3.6 major GPA and completion of a thesis.
  • Secondary major requirements are 44 credits (same requirements as for BA degree).
  • Minor requirements include a minimum of 24 credits of courses above the level of SPAN 2001, including SPAN 2100, SPAN 2300SPAN 2350. A minimum of four credits must be at the 3000 level.

For more information about courses, degree/minor requirements and the program, visit the DU Undergraduate Bulletin.



DU's Spanish program lets you sharpen language skills while developing a deep appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures.

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