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The minor in Spanish, offered by the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, consists of three emphases: language, literature and cultures. These emphases are integrated within the discipline and with other disciplines within the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

The minor program in Spanish adds to students' language fluency and also offers deep insight into the cultures of Spanish-speaking communities.

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Spanish (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The minor in Spanish consists of 18 credit hours, of which 15 credit hours must be upper division. A minimum of six upper-division credit hours must be completed through courses offered by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies. Courses for the minor must be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies. Preparatory coursework may not be used to satisfy requirements for the minor. Preparatory coursework includes Spanish lower-division language courses. All courses used to satisfy the requirements for the minor must be passed with a "C" or better.
Core Requirements -- 12 credit hours
Upper-Division Electives -- 6 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Degree requirements

The minor in Spanish consists of 18 upper-division credit hours (300 or 400 level), chosen in consultation with an academic advisor in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies.

Preparatory course work may not be used to satisfy minor requirements. Preparatory course work includes lower division language courses and SPA 313/SPA 314 Spanish Conversation and Composition and SPA 315/SPA 316 Spanish Conversation and Composition for Bilinguals

Students must complete all course work in the minor with a grade of "C" (2.00) or better. No pass/fail credit may be used for minor requirements.

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA in Spanish

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

The minor in Spanish is open to all ASU undergraduate students.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

The Spanish program offers excellent preparation for graduate school or for employment as a teacher in the elementary or secondary school system, especially in those districts where bilingual programs are integral to the curricula.

Outside the education system, graduates with a minor in Spanish find employment as translators and interpreters in:

  • diplomatic corps
  • federal and state courts
  • law enforcement agencies
  • law firms
  • social agencies

The business world also provides employment for those fluent in Spanish. This is especially true in the American Southwest, with its proximity to Mexico and through outlets opened by multinational trade agreements.

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