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The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at UHD is a 120-hour-credit program that allows students to gain a holistic understanding of the Spanish language, literature and culture. The B.A. in Spanish also provides for an 18 hour concentration in another field of the student's choice, which makes graduates more competitive once out in the job market in a variety of employment opportunities and an internship in which the use of Spanish is required.

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish program focuses on applying foreign language skills in a variety of environments. As a graduate, you will be well positioned for employment opportunities in which bilingualism as well as excellent knowledge and mastery of Spanish are an asset.

As a Spanish major, students will explore the rich diversity of Hispanic/Latino cultures and dialects, develop and perfect written and oral skills in the Spanish language and study major literary, artistic and cinematic works in Spanish. 

Many UHD students combine their studies in Spanish with other areas to prepare them for twenty-first century career opportunities such as international business, social justice and government, interpreting and translation, analytical linguistics, healthcare, law enforcement, community outreach, and education.

Students also have the option of choosing a minor (minimum of 18 hours) in Spanish-English Translation. Students can earn a minor in one of three Spanish translation tracks – general, medical, or legal. Spanish-English translation minor students will improve their vocabulary and translation skills in both languages and prepare them for jobs in medical and legal settings.

Students enrolled in the Spanish B.A. program acquire a global perspective as they explore the second most-widely spoken language in the world (over 500 million speakers in 23 countries) through its structure, literature, and culture. Additionally, students acquire highly-marketable skills such as translation, critical reading, clear writing, cultural competency, adaptability to different environments, and becoming creative innovators of ideas that are the result of observing and studying other cultures.

Degree Information
The following four year degree plan is based on the UHD 2016-2017 academic catalog. Students should meet with a UHD Academic Advisor to develop their own plan.


Concentration within the B.A. in Spanish
:
UHD Spanish students will complete an 18 credit hour concentration in a single field of academic study or area that suits their professional goals and interests. Popular concentrations include: Communication Studies, Education, Philosophy, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Psychology, English, Spanish-English Translation, and Business.

Minors:
The B.A. in Spanish also offers the following minors:

  • Minor in Spanish


Required Classes
for Minor:

  • SPAN 3301 Grammar and Composition
  • Any other two upper-level classes in Spanish at the 33XX level or 43XX level 


Minor in Spanish-English Translation

  General Track
  Medical Track
  Legal Track

Reynaldo Romero, PhD, Spanish-English Translation Minor Coordinator, 1021-S, romerore@uhd.edu


Other Suggested Minors

  • Creative Writing - 18 Hours Minimum
  • Ethnic Studies - 18 Hours Minimum
  • Professional Writing - 18 Hours Minimum
  • History - 18 Hours Minimum
  • International Relations - 18 Hours Minimum
  • Film Studies – 18 Hours Minimum
  • Religious Studies – 18 Hours Minimum
  • Gender Studies – 18 Hours Minimum

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