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BA in Spanish Translation
(51–85 hours minimum*)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.

Program Requirements    |    View MAP

  1. The Spanish and Portuguese Department requires a minimum of 18 hours of upper-division major credit to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
  2. Meet the foreign residency requirement.
  3. Complete a minor (approximately 16–21 hours), second major (approximately 30–60 hours), or supporting course work (15 hours).
  4. Complete the following prerequisite courses:
    Note 1: Students with foreign residence experience usually begin with Span 321.

    Note 2: These prerequisite courses may be waived for those having sufficient proficiency with the language.

    Note 3: Students wishing to major in Spanish translation and interpretation must apply for admission to the program and pass an entrance exam in Spanish and English. Contact the department secretary the first week of February each year to obtain the official date and place of exam.

    Note 4: Latin American Studies majors or minors: Span 321, 339, 345 or 355, and 441 or 451 meet requirements for both the Spanish translation major and the area studies minor. Only one of these courses may be double-counted (applied to both the major and the minor). Students wishing to complete a Spanish major and one of these area studies minors must take an additional 6–9 hours chosen from the approved electives for either major or minor. Consult the department and the advisement center for clarification of the choices available.
  5. Complete the following:
  6. Complete one course from the following:
  7. Complete the following courses in sequence:
    Note: Span 322, and either Span 345 or 355, must be taken before Span 415A.
  8. Complete the following:
    Note: The Senior Proficiency Evaluation is taken in connection with Span 491. It is expected that Spanish majors will pass with a rating of advanced-low or higher.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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