The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Spanish. The department also offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Spanish.

Faculty: Professors de los Heros, Morín (section head), Trubiano, and White; Associate Professor Echevarria; Professor Emeritus Gitlitz; Lecturers Castro and Lenardon.

For the Spanish major, students will complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 45), including SPA 325 and three 400-level courses (excluding SPA 412 and 421). SPA 412 and 421 may be used as part of the remaining 18 required credits. Note: SPA 101, 102, 391, 392, and 393 cannot be counted toward the Spanish major, and SPA 321 may count for the Spanish major only for students in the Spanish International Engineering Program (IEP) or in the Spanish International Business  Program (IBP). Students may also include LIN 202 and 220, and—with permission of the advisor, section head, department chairperson, and dean—up to two courses in allied fields such as history, art, and anthropology. These requirements are the same for the secondary education major.

A summer field workshop (SPA 310) in Spain or Spanish America is occasionally offered for three to six credits. For information, see the section head.

In addition to fulfilling the aforementioned requirements for the Spanish major, students in the International Engineering Program (IEP) or the International Business Program (IBP) must also take SPA 316, 317, and a 400-level engineering or business course taught in Spanish, designated SPA 412 for engineering students and SPA 421 for business students. IEP or IBP students beginning their study of Spanish at the 200 level or higher may opt to take up to six credits of Portuguese toward the completion of the major in Spanish.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.