2018-2019 Academic Bulletin 
    May 25, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish Major

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Spanish majors are required to have a GPA of at least 2.0 in Spanish at graduation. Only Spanish courses taken at Allegheny on a letter-grade basis are included in the GPA calculation, and only the most recent grade is included for repeated courses. Only SPAN 600  may be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis. Courses taken in an approved program abroad may count for the major and minor. Students who place at or above the 225 level will need to design an alternate selection of courses to complete their program. Please see Spanish faculty for advising.


The major in Spanish leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts and requires a minimum of 42 semester credit hours, including:

Three 300-level Classes in Spanish

One 400-level Class in Spanish

Senior Seminar:

To be taken in the senior year

Senior Project:


Double majors who choose the language as the second major may complete only 40 semester credit hours. The senior thesis for a double major student must include an analytical component in Spanish that is relevant to a cultural, literary, or linguistic aspect of Hispanic studies; the Spanish component may or may not coincide with the thesis topic of the other major.

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