Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Cultures

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Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation with the bachelor of arts degree, each student enrolled in the program must meet the UW Tacoma scholastic standards  (2.0 UW GPA), credits required (minimum 180) and the final-year residency requirement and complete the following program requirements:

  • Complete all general education requirements not met with transfer courses. See advisor for details.
  • Complete a minimum of 45 credits of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences course work. Some majors or concentrations may require more.
  • Complete a minimum of 45 credits of upper-division course work, including transfer courses and UW Tacoma courses.
  • Complete 5 credits of English composition with a minimum 2.0 grade. This must be completed in a student’s first two quarters at UW Tacoma.
  • Complete the requirements for a major or concentration (minors are optional).
  • No more than 15 elective credits can be taken for a Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory grade. See advisor for details.
  • Complete at least 45 of last 60 credits in residence at the University of Washington Tacoma.
  • Meet with an advisor to complete a graduation application no later than the second week of the quarter in which the student plans to graduate.

The Spanish Language and Cultures Studies major consists of 60 upper division credits, in addition to other university requirements for graduation.  Of these 60 credits, 35 are core requirements, and 25 credits are required 300-400 level electives from Spanish language and culture classes in Spanish. 

Core Classes: Minimum of 35 credits

Required Electives: Minimum of 25 credits of 300-400 level Spanish courses

  • At least 5 credits from List A: Spanish language must be at the 400 level.
  • At least 5 credits from List B: Literature, film or culture in Spanish must be at the 400 level.
  • See the Spanish Language and Cultures webpage for approved courses.