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Spanish Language Degree

The program features lecture/lab classes taught by native and near-native speakers. A computer lab features Spanish learning/review programs. Foreign study is encouraged.

Student may receive credit for AP, IB (level 4), or CLEP. See department chair for details. The last 6 hours of the major must be completed in residence at Oklahoma City University. Recommended electives are 8 hours of another foreign language and Critical Reading and Writing (ENGL 2303), taught by the English department. Other suggested electives are courses in English and Continental literature, History of Philosophy (PHIL 3114-3314), and history or political science courses related to the countries where Spanish is spoken.

Teacher certification candidates must take Foreign Language Methods for Elementary and Secondary Schools (SPAN 4313) and meet the professional education requirements.

Spanish (B.A.)

Major Requirements Credit Hours: 34

Required courses for Spanish majors:

SPAN 1113 Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 1213 Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2213 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 4961 Senior Seminar

Spanish electives:

SPAN 1103 Spanish for Medical Personnel*
SPAN 2613 Business Spanish
SPAN 2813 Spanish Conversation
SPAN 3113 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition II
SPAN 3213 Advanced Spanish Conversation
SPAN 3313 Survey of Spanish Literature I
SPAN 3413 Survey of Spanish Literature II
SPAN 3513 Survey of Latin American Literature I
SPAN 3613 Survey of Latin American Literature II
SPAN 3713 Latin American Civilization
SPAN 3813 Spanish Civilization
SPAN 3961-3 Spanish Studies
SPAN 4851-3 Directed Reading
SPAN 4991-6 Independent Study
*Does not qualify for general education course.

See the Minors page for information on minoring in Spanish.

Modern Languages Minors


If you score above a 22 on the ACT/1100 SAT with a 3.0 GPA, you qualify for:

Academic scholarships from $1,700–$8,000 per year

Departmental scholarships from $3,000–$11,000 per year

Learn more about financial aid at OCU