Spanish, BA

College of Arts & Sciences

Program Description:

Thirty credit hours in Spanish courses numbered 300 and above. In addition, demonstrated 202/276 skill level in a language other than Spanish or English must be documented or completed. Seven required courses (21 credit hours) include: 301, 302, 307, 352, one of the following: 350 or 351, one of the following: 411 or 412, one of the following: 431 or 432. Three elective courses (9 credit hours) must be above 307 with at least one course (3 credit hours) at the 400 level*. Only one 301 (3 credit hours) may be applied toward the major. A student may follow a general course of studies or a group of courses in the following areas: Spanish Peninsular Literature, Spanish American Literature, Southwest Hispanic Studies or Hispanic Linguistics. Students planning to major in Spanish should consult with the Undergraduate Advisor for Spanish. All grades must be "C" or better.

* Spanish Topic Courses 301, 429, 439, 449, and 479 are repeatable as topics change.


Admission Requirements:


A minimum of 26 credit hours; 23 credit hours must be in courses acceptable toward graduation.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on all work.

  • Transfer students must have a 2.0 transfer GPA.
  • Continuing UNM students must have a 2.00 institutional GPA.

Demonstrated academic achievement by satisfying the following:

  • Completion of the University Speaking and Writing Core.
  • Completion of the University Mathematics Core.
  • Completion of the University Foreign Language Core.

Completion of Department of Spanish and Portuguese major admission coursework with grade of "C" or better:

  • Spanish: SPAN 202 or 212 or 276 or 301 or 302 or 307.
  • Portuguese: PORT 276 or 277.

Contact Information:

Kate Merrill: Undergraduate Advisor
(505) 277-7364