Major & Minor Information

Spanish, BA

University Catalog Page (click here to see major requirements)

55 credits

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Make an appointment with the Spanish faculty advisor. For advisor information, contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at 360-650-3918 or go HERE.

Students seeking admission to the major must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of SPAN 203 with a “B” or better (transfer students must meet the same requirement for any course accepted as an equivalent to SPAN 203).
  • Complete at least one Spanish course at Western.
  • Submit application (available from Spanish advisor or department office).

Students meeting qualifications but not admitted because of space limitations may reapply.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. A GPA of 2.50 or above in major is required.

French/Spanish, BA

University Catalog Page (click here to see major requirements)

90 credits

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Make an appointment with the French and Spanish advisors. For advisor information, contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at 360-650-3918 or go HERE.

When meeting with an advisor, you should bring:

  • An “Official Declaration of Undergraduate Major” form (available at the Department Office)
  • An unofficial WWU transcript
  • Documentation for courses taken at other colleges or universities
  • Documentation for any study-abroad credits earned

Students seeking admission to the French/Spanish major must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of SPAN 203 with a “B” or better (transfer students must meet the same requirement for any course accepted as an equivalent to SPAN 203)
  • Complete at least one Spanish course at Western
  • Submit application (available from Spanish advisor or department office)
  • Students meeting qualifications but not admitted because of space limitations may reapply

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. A GPA of 2.50 or above in both languages is required.

German/Spanish, BA

University Catalog Page (click here to see major requirements)

90 credits

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Make an appointment with the German and Spanish advisors. For advisor information, contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at 360-650-3918 or go HERE.

  • When meeting with the advisor, you should bring:
  • An “Official Declaration of Undergraduate Major” form (available at the Department Office)
  • An unofficial WWU transcript
  • Documentation for courses taken at other colleges or universities
  • Documentation for any study-abroad credits earned

Students seeking admission to the German/Spanish major must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of SPAN 203 with a “B” or better (transfer students must meet the same requirement for any course accepted as an equivalent to SPAN 203)
  • Complete at least one Spanish course at Western
  • Submit application (available from Spanish advisor or department office)
  • Students meeting qualifications but not admitted because of space limitations may reapply

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. A GPA of 2.50 or above in both languages is required.

Spanish - Elementary, BAE

University Catalog Page (click here to see major requirements)

45 credits

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Make an appointment with the Spanish faculty advisor. For advisor information, contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at 360-650-3918 or go HERE.

Students seeking admission to the major must meet the following conditions:

  • Complete SPAN 203 with a “B” or better (transfer students must meet the same requirement for any course accepted as an equivalent to SPAN 203)
  • Submit application (available from Spanish Advisor or Department Office)
  • Complete at least one Spanish course at Western

Students meeting qualifications but not admitted because of space limitations may reapply.

Grade Requirements

Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the elementary education professional program and in all courses required for the endorsement.

A GPA of 2.75 is required in major language.

Spanish with Teaching Endorsement

63 credits (58 additional credits for teaching certification)

University Catalog Page (click here to see major requirements)

Why Consider a Teaching Endorsement in Spanish Major?

The department provides students with the skills to learn firsthand about major world societies. The department believes that the best way to understand a culture directly is through its language. The modern languages offered in the department are spoken natively by nearly two billion people. The multifaceted programs of the department provide an opening to the world through language, literature, culture and civilization. It is a meeting place for true diversity.

The BA in or Spanish leads to a BA degree without teacher certification. In order to receive a recommendation for state of Washington certification students must complete the “teacher certification” program which is offered by the Department of Secondary Education.

See the Secondary Education section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements.

Regulations for teaching endorsement are subject to change. For teaching endorsement program, contact the foreign language endorsement advisor.

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Students seeking admission to the major must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of SPAN 203 with a “B” or better (transfer students must meet the same requirement for any course accepted as an equivalent to SPAN 203)
  • Complete at least one Spanish course at Western
  • Submit application (available from Spanish advisor or department office)

Students meeting qualifications but not admitted because of space limitations may reapply.

Grade Requirements

Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the secondary education professional program and in all courses required for the endorsement.

A GPA of 3.00 is required in the language major and a GPA of 3.00 or above is required in endorsement courses

Spanish Minor

University Catalog Page (click here to see major requirements)

24 credits

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Make an appointment with the Spanish faculty advisor. For advisor information, contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at 360-650-3918 or go HERE.

When meeting with the advisor, you should bring:

  • An “Official Declaration of Minor” form (available at the Department Office)
  • Documentation for any study-abroad credits earned

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. A GPA of 2.50 or above in minor language is required.