Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Spanish, BA

The Applied Spanish major is designed to meet FOS compliance. The Applied Spanish major, with its emphasis on language usage in the workplace and in society, provides students with a competitive edge in job markets comprised of high percentages of Spanish-speaking populations such as the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Spanish B.A. students can combine their studies with other disciplines to prepare them for twenty-first century career opportunities as they acquire highly marketable skills such as translation, cultural competency, and adaptability to different environments, to name a few. This major prepares students with oral language and literacy skills enabling fluid communication with native speakers within social and professional contexts. Coursework offers opportunities to gain experiential learning through internships, practicum, and service learning. Additionally, students are introduced to Hispanic cultures, literature, the arts, and contemporary sociocultural issues facing Spanish-speaking peoples in the United States and abroad. This well-rounded curriculum gives students a unique edge and also prepares students to enter graduate studies in preparation for teaching, public leadership, social sciences, legal and business careers.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Mara Vaughn, Phone: 972-338-1330, Email: Mara.Vaughn@untdallas.edu

Click here for the Recommended Course Sequence degree plan.


Building Blocks for the Degree

  1. Texas Core Curriculum: All students are required to complete 42 hours of the Texas Core Curriculum to earn a degree.
  2. Major Requirements: The Applied Spanish major requires 27 hours of required courses and 12 hours of Spanish electives. 

  3. Other Courses: Students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a degree from UNTD. Students may complete a minor, certificate program or general elective courses to meet this requirement.


Core Curriculum Recommendations

UNTD adheres to the Texas Core Curriculum established in Texas Education Code Chapter 61, Subchapter S. Courses designated on the transcript as a Core Foundation Area will be applied to the Texas Core Curriculum. As a new Freshman student starting at UNTD (or transfer student looking ahead to attend UNTD), taking the recommended UNTD courses (or equivalent) can reduce hours to degree and provide more opportunities for elective courses.


Texas Core Curriculum, 42 hours

Courses with an asterisk (*) also count for the major.


Major Requirements, 27 hours 

The following courses are required for the Applied Spanish, BA degree. 


Spanish Electives, 12 hours

Complete twelve credit hours of the following courses.


Additional UNTD Degree Requirements

  • All students must meet the General University Requirements as well as the major requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Applied Spanish major GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Grade of C or better in all SPAN courses.


Total hours to complete degree: 120 semester credit hours