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Spanish Honors Major

If you are qualified, you may be admitted to a program of advanced study in the beginning or middle of your junior year (or at the beginning of your senior year following participation in a junior year study-abroad program), leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Spanish.

Admission to senior-level Honors work in Spanish is by application only.

Prerequisites to entering RLL's honors major in Spanish

  • Demonstrated superior ability in both oral and written Spanish, and to present evidence of serious interest in research
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and a Spanish Major GPA of 3.7 are required for admission and for graduation with Honors in Spanish

Spanish Honors majors are required to complete 33 credits of coursework and successfully defend a thesis:

Course Requirements

  • 11 courses (33 credits total): all regular Spanish major requirements must be completed (30 credits) and an additional Spanish course at the 400-level (3 credits).
    • Also, 6 of the required 33 credits must include: 
      • ROMLANG 498 in the fall of students’ senior year
      • SPANISH 491 in the winter term of students’ senior year

Thesis Requirement

  • Composition of a thesis in Spanish (40 pages minimum)
  • A presentation and discussion of the thesis and of an agreed-upon set of related readings with members of the faculty (thesis defense).

If you wish to participate, you should contact Linda Burger, for the contact information of the current Honors advisor and fill out an application form. Upon successful completion, your faculty advisor will send a report to the Honors program with your thesis title and a recommendation of honors, high honors or highest honors in Spanish.

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