In order to be accepted into the Spanish major, joint major, or minor, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 overall, and must complete prerequisite courses, typically SPA 151-SPA 152 (unless these are waived on the basis of placement results or if additional prerequisite language courses are required to achieve the level of 151 proficiency), earning a minimum GPA of 2.500 in all Spanish coursework.
Graduation requirements for the Spanish major (and the double major) consist of completion of two 200-level courses and ten 300- or 400-level courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000. Students who wish to complete most of the requirements of a major in two distinct but related fields may choose to do a joint major. The Spanish half of a joint major requires completion of two 200-level courses and seven 300- or 400-level courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000. In addition, the student must complete the joint major requirements for the other selected department. For the university's policy on the joint major, see Major Requirement under University Degree Requirements. All undergraduate majors include at least 24-credit hours at the upper division (at least 300-level).