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Spanish Minor - Applying to the Program

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

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

910 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4620

Dr. Amy C. Graves Monroe

Dr. Henry Berlin
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Becoming a Spanish Minor 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), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

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

Transfer Admission to the Program

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: Jan 30, 2023 10:58:07