A Spanish major provides students with a rigorous course of study in language, literature, and culture, as well as knowledge of the spoken and written registers needed in professional settings. Additionally, our graduates develop a sophisticated bilingual and bicultural awareness that translates into many personal satisfactions and practical opportunities in the job market, in Texas and throughout the United States. With 400 million speakers worldwide, Spanish is also an invaluable asset for anyone planning on an internationally-oriented career. Our students are also prepared for graduate studies in Spanish and related fields, and for a variety of professional schools (medical, law, and business).
The Spanish major requires a minimum of thirty-three hours in SPAN, HISP, or approved interdisciplinary courses; Six hours must be at the intermediate level (201 and 202/203), and the remaining twenty-seven must be at the upper division. Nine of those hours must be in language or linguistics courses (302/304, 303, 306, 310, 350, 352, 452, 462). Nine hours must include courses of Spanish literature or culture (311, 312, 320, 331, 332, 341, 342, 410, 411, 412, 413, 421, 445, 450, 460, 461). The remaining nine hours can be chosen from any 300-400 SPAN courses not used to fulfill language or literature/culture requirements, from 300-400 HISP courses, and from a pre-approved list of interdisciplinary courses with Latino/Hispanic content. A complete list or courses can be found HERE. Additional courses may be approved in consultation with the advisor.
At least nine credits must be taken in SPAN courses at the 400-level, and at least six must be in writing or communication intensive courses (SPAN 303, 310, 320, 445). To graduate from Texas A&M with a Bachelors in Spanish, at least thirty-six credit hours must be taken in residence at A&M, and of those, twelve credits must be in the Department of Hispanic Studies. Spanish Degree Plan (Unofficial)
Advising for Hispanic Studies
Location: ACAD 107