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Spanish BA - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 11.05 SPANISH, CIP: 16.0905 Spanish Language and Literature)

Romance Languages & Literatures

910 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4620

Dr. Amy C. Graves Monroe
Chair

Dr. Maureen Jameson
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Becoming a Spanish BA Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), SAT or ACT scores and strength of the high school academic record. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2018 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT score of 1190-1350. The average GPA ranged from 91-96.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

Entering freshmen who have a strong background in Spanish may be eligible for immediate admission to the major or minor. In the summer preceding their matriculation, they should consult the RLL website for placement guidelines and e-mail the Department with any questions. Early admission will ensure optimal planning for study abroad and other opportunities.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students who have a strong background in Spanish may be eligible for immediate admission to the major or minor. In the summer preceding their matriculation, they should consult the RLL website for placement guidelines and e-mail the Department with any questions. Early admission will ensure optimal planning for study abroad and other opportunities. Coursework in Spanish taken at other institutions may be eligible for transfer credit, and articulation can be checked on the TAURUS website.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

UB students are eligible for admission to the Spanish major or minor if they have completed the prerequisites. Early admission to the major will ensure optimal planning for study abroad and other opportunities, such as internships or studies combining language and other fields.

Suggested Introductory Courses

  • SPA 207 and SPA 208 for students who have already completed intermediate-level work (SPA 151 and SPA 152 or the equivalent in high school or elsewhere)
  • SPA 151 LEC and SPA 152 for students who have completed the introductory year (SPA 101 and SPA 102) OR the refresher course (SPA 104) or who have completed equivalent coursework in high school.
  • SPA 104 for students who have studied some Spanish but need a refresher course before proceeding to the intermediate level
  • SPA 101 and SPA 102 for students who have never studied Spanish before
 
Published: Nov 21, 2019 08:27:50