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Spanish Degree Options & Requirements

Spanish is an ideal foundation for work in many different areas. Qualified bilingual and multilingual graduates are in demand in fields such as law, business and finance, media, social services, medicine, education and hospitality.

Beyond choosing to study Spanish, you’ve got the option to customize how you study. You can choose the length and depth of specialization within your degree — whether it’s a three-year bachelor’s or more intensive four-year honours bachelor’s program. If you’re weighing two subjects of interest but can’t make a decision, you’re able to declare a major, which would be your primary area of study, as well as a minor, or secondary subject. Or give them equal billing and go for a double major. Whatever path you envision, you’ll have choices to accommodate you along the way.

Not sure which courses you need to enrol in to complete the requirements for your degree? The checklists below are intended as guides to help you select which courses you need to take.

NOTE:

Choose the checklist for the year you began your study, as they are updated often. These checklists do not provide official confirmation of your eligibility to graduate. To find out which courses you have already completed toward your degree, use the Degree Progress Report. For more help, contact your academic advisor.


Bachelor's (BA)

Students will take at least 30 credits in Spanish, including the following:

  • AP/SP 2000 6.0, or AP/SP 2010 6.0, or AP/SP 2020 6.0
  • AP/SP 2200 6.0
  • AP/SP 3000 6.0 or AP/SP 3050 6.0
  • at least 12 further credits at the 3000 or 4000-level, including AP/SP 4990 3.00 (the capstone course required for all Spanish program majors).

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Honours BA

Students will take at least 42 credits in Spanish, including the following:

  • AP/SP 2000 6.0, or AP/SP 2010 6.0, or AP/SP2020 6.0;
  • AP/SP 2200 6.0;
  • AP/SP 3000 6.0 or AP/SP 3050 6.0;
  • 24 additional credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, of which at least 12 credits must be at the 4000 level, including AP/SP 4990 3.00 (the capstone course required for all Spanish program majors).

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Specialized Honours BA

Students will take at least 54 credits in Spanish, including the following:

  • AP/SP 2000 6.0, or AP/SP 2010 6.0, or AP/SP 2020 6.0;
  • AP/SP 2200 6.0;
  • AP/SP 3000 6.0 or AP/SP 3050 6.0;
  • 12 credits at the 4000-level;
  • 24 additional credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including AP/SP 4990 3.00 (the capstone course required for all Spanish program majors).

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Honours Double Major BA

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with approved Honours Double Major degree programs in the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, or Science, the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, or the Lassonde School of Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

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Honours Major/Minor BA

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with approved Honours Minor degree programs in the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, or Science, the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, or the Lassonde School of Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.


Honours Minor BA

Spanish, including the following:

  • AP/SP 2000 6.0, or AP/SP 2010 6.0, or AP/SP 2020 6.0;
  • AP/SP 2200 6.0;
  • AP/SP 3000 6.0 or AP/SP 3050 6.0;
  • at least 12 further credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, of which at least six credits must be at the 4000 level.

Honours Interdisciplinary Double Major BA

Spanish may be linked with any Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Students must take at least 36 credits in Spanish and at least 36 credits in the interdisciplinary program. Courses taken to meet Spanish requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the interdisciplinary program. Students in these interdisciplinary programs must take a total of at least 18 credits at the 4000 level, including at least 12 credits in Spanish and six credits in the interdisciplinary program. For further details of requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA programs.

The 36 credits in Spanish must include the following:

  • AP/SP 2000 6.0, or AP/SP 2010 6.0, or AP/SP 2020 6.0;
  • AP/SP 2200 6.0;
  • AP/SP 3000 6.0 or AP/SP 3050 6.0;
  • 18 additional credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, of which at least 12 credits must be at the 4000 level, including AP/SP 4990 3.00 (the capstone course required for all Spanish program majors).