As the official language of 20 countries around the world, a foundation in Spanish opens the doors to a wealth of opportunities at home and abroad. Students in the 4-year Spanish BA program will learn about Hispanic communities of the world through coursework, internship experiences, and service opportunities.
Spanish is a global language that extends to a diverse set of cultures and countries, and students in the program will be fully-immersed in the various varieties of Spanish spoken around the world. Students will gain a deep knowledge of the language, history, culture, and literature of the Spanish-speaking world as they learn about the values, customs, and beliefs that frame the various rich and dynamic Hispanic cultures.
At 41 credit hours, the Spanish BA major is a compact major that allows you to pursue a dual major in any other BA major field of study offered at D’Youville. And a second major opens even more opportunities in fields like business, government, politics, education, or the non-profit world.
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||79|
Course Requirements for the Major
|Select one of the following: 1||3-6|
|Beginner Spanish I|
and Beginner Spanish II
|Transitional Beginner Spanish|
|Spanish for Heritage Speakers|
|SPA-201||Intermediate Spanish I||3|
|SPA-202||Intermediate Spanish II||3|
|SPA-211||Conversation and Composition I||3|
|SPA-212||Spanish Conversation and Composition II||3|
|or SPA-213||Int Spanish,latin Amer & Us Hispanic Lit|
|SPA||Three SPA 300-level electives||9|
|or SPA-401||DYC Spanish Study Abroad Seminar|
|SPA-410||Spanish Senior Seminar||2|
|SPA||SPA electives 2||9|
All students will be required to complete the Spanish Language Assessment and Agreement form in order to place students in the appropriate level.
For students beginning with Beginner Spanish I (SPA-101), this would equal 23 credit hours in foundation courses and six electives for a total of 41 credit hours. A minimum of three electives at the 300 level are also required. Students who place out of one or more of the required foundation hours will make up their hours by selecting more electives.
D'Youville selects students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. If you have been successful in a traditional college preparatory program in high school, you should be well-prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville.
Students entering D'Youville as a freshman must meet the following minimum entrance criteria:
|High School Average||SAT + (or)||ACT|
+ Score is based on the new SAT score format which went into effect in March 2016.
Our admitted freshman class profile
High school average: 85% attained a B or better
Class rank: 87% of students in the top 50 percent of their class or higher
|Test Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile||Median|
|SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing 1||460||590||530|
|SAT Math 1||510||590||550|
|SAT Composite 1||1010||1180||1090|
|ACT Composite 1||21||25||23|
These scores reflect the new SAT score format, which went into effect in March 2016.
Students entering D'Youville as a transfer student must meet the following entrance criteria:
- Criteria for Admission: Transfer students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher will be considered for admission.
- Average Cumulative GPA: 3.26
Review the steps to apply for admission to D'Youville as a transfer student.