BA in Spanish

BA in Spanish Program Overview

Our 100% online Bachelor of Arts in Spanish program offers an enriching journey through Spanish language, literature, and culture. You‘ll begin with a firm foundation in a broad range of general education subjects before moving on to a core curriculum that delivers an in-depth exploration of key Spanish topics. Along the way, you’ll develop reading comprehension, writing, speaking, and active listening skills specific to the Spanish language while sharpening complementary skills crucial to any successful career, including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Creative teamwork
  • Research

Quality, Convenience, and Affordability in One Program

Our online BA in Spanish program is taught by the same doctoral-level professors who lead the program on campus, using the identical curriculum. You’ll receive the high-quality education that’s a hallmark of a UT System institution, no matter where you live, and can complete the program at your own pace. Tuition rates for UT Permian Basin programs are considered some of the most competitive among regionally accredited universities of our stature.

Alumni Pathways

As a graduate of our online BA in Spanish program, you’ll possess an in-depth understanding of a language spoken by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Often thriving as teachers and interpreters, professionals with a background in Spanish language, literature, and culture are highly sought-after in a diverse array of businesses, especially those that engage with Spanish speakers. 

Below are just a few of the organizations our BA in Spanish alumni work for: 

  • EMD Electronics
  • Permiacare
  • Canva
  • Mulholland Energy Services
  • Centene
  • Endeavor Energy Resources, LP

Prepare to Thrive in a Competitive, Diverse Global Workplace

Our program can help you achieve near-native fluency in the Spanish language, gain a fuller appreciation of cultural diversity, and develop a deeper understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. This expertise will equip you to live and work in today’s highly competitive and diverse global community where the Spanish language is becoming ubiquitous. Many students use a BA in Spanish as a stepping-stone to graduate studies in Spanish, teaching jobs in bilingual education, or a variety of alternative career fields. Potential jobs and corresponding salaries include:

General Education

Students must complete 42 credits from the following areas of study to meet general education requirements: communication (6 credits); U.S. history (6 credits), language, philosophy, and culture (3 credits); mathematics (3 or 4 credits); life and physical sciences (8 credits); political science (6 credits); creative arts (3 credits); social and behavioral science (3 credits); component area (1 credit if math is 3 credits).

Courses
Duration
Credits
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation
8 weeks
3
The study of art, its role in society, the creative process, and standards of artistic judgment.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2025 Summer B 2025 Summer A 2026 Summer B 2026 Summer A 2027 Summer B 2027
BIOL 1108 - Biology for Non Science Majors Laboratory
16 weeks
1
The laboratory will provide practical and interactive experiments and demonstrations of concepts covered in BIOL 1308.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Summer A 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Summer A 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Summer A 2027
BIOL 1308 - Biology for Non-Science Majors
16 weeks
3
A survey of the fundamental principles that apply to living organisms. These include cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, physiology, biodiversity, and ecology.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Summer A 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Summer A 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Summer A 2027
COMM 1115 - Communication Lab
8 weeks
1
Practical activities across the sub-disciplines of the field of communication.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Fall A 2025
COMM 1301 - Introduction to the Study of Communication
8 weeks
3
An introductory course that surveys the history, development, and future directions of the field of communication. Equal emphasis is placed on understanding application of theory to everyday situations and learning introductory approaches to research.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer B 2025
COMM 1315 - Introduction to Public Speaking
8 weeks
3
Introduces students to the theory and practice of public speaking, with an emphasis on invention, arrangement, and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Further emphasis is given to the reduction of anxieties associated with public speaking.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer B 2025
ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics
8 weeks
3
A description of major economic problems facing modern societies is presented together with how the capitalistic market system addresses these issues. The emphasis is on macroeconomics theory and practice.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
8 weeks
3
Individual consumer and producer choices are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on supply and demand relationships, utility concepts, and cost and revenue curves as they relate to price theory and various forms of competition. Completion of ECON 2301 is recommended, but not required.
Prerequisites: MATH 1314 - College Algebra
Semesters Offered: N/A
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
16 weeks
3
Composition I offers intensive instruction in the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, and proofreading), emphasizing the recursive nature of the process and the importance of the relationship among writer, audience, and subject. The course will also explore the connection between writing and critical thinking and the usefulness of writing as a tool for learning in all fields of knowledge. Students enrolling in Composition I will be expected to have a good command of standard written English.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Spring A 2025 Whole Spring 2025 Summer A 2025 Fall A 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Spring A 2026 Summer A 2026 Fall A 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Spring A 2027 Summer A 2027
ENGL 1302 - Composition II
16 weeks
3
Composition II covers argument, rhetorical analysis and the research paper. In this course students analyze and respond to texts of various kinds through essays and research papers. Students will learn to defend their points of view by using textual evidence and strong rhetoric. Readings and exercises help student learn to write broad-minded, well-informed essays in polished academic prose that moves and educates the reader.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Fall B 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Spring B 2025 Summer B 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Fall B 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Spring B 2026 Summer B 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Fall B 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Spring B 2027 Summer B 2027 Whole Fall 2027 Fall B 2027
ENGL 2322 - British Literature to 1800
16 weeks
3
Chronological survey of major works in British Literature from Anglo-Saxon times, through the Restoration and late 18th century.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Fall 2027 Whole Spring 2028
ENGL 2323 - British Literature Since 1800
16 weeks
3
Chronological survey of major works of British Literature from the late 18th century (about 1800) to the Modern Period.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Fall 2027 Whole Spring 2028
ENGL 2327 - American Literature to 1865
16 weeks
3
Chronological examination of writers, works, and movements in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry through 1865.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Fall 2027 Whole Spring 2028
ENGL 2328 - American Literature Since 1865
16 weeks
3
Chronological examination of writers, works, and movements in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from 1865 to the present.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Fall 2027 Whole Spring 2028
GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology Laboratory
8 weeks
1
Laboratory methods in the physical geological sciences.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027
GEOL 1102 - Historical Geology Laboratory
8 weeks
1
Laboratory methods in historical geology, with emphasis on paleontology.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027
GEOL 1301 - Physical Geology
8 weeks
3
Survey of Earth’s structure, composition, and the dynamic processes that have resulted in the modern distribution of the Earth’s geographic regions, landforms, resources, and geologic hazards.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027
GEOL 1302 - Historical Geology
8 weeks
3
Study of Earth’s origin, geologic time, and the major sequential physical and biological events that culminate in the modern distribution of ecosystems. Special emphasis is placed on the geological history of North America.
Prerequisites: GEOL 1301 - Physical Geology GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology Laboratory
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027
HIST 1301 - History of the United States to 1877
16 weeks
3
A survey of major social, economic, and political developments in the United States from European colonization through Reconstruction.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Whole Fall 2027 Whole Spring 2028 Whole Summer 2028
HIST 1302 - History of the United States Since 1877
16 weeks
3
A survey of major social, economic, and political developments in the United States from 1877 to the present.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Whole Fall 2027 Whole Spring 2028 Whole Summer 2028
HIST 2322 - World Civilizations
16 weeks
3
A survey of the world's major civilizations and of their cultural, political, and economic interactions from roughly 1500 to modern globalization.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Fall 2027
MATH 1314 - College Algebra
16 weeks
4
Study of quadratics, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; systems of equations; progressions; sequences and series; and matrices and determinants.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025
MATH 1332 - Contemporary Mathematics I
16 weeks
3
Modern applications of mathematics including graph theory, optimization, data organization, and social decision models.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024
MATH 2412 - Precalculus
16 weeks
4
College algebra (sets, functions, relations, logic), trigonometry (circular functions, logarithms, and exponential functions), and analytic geometry (standard form conic sections).
Prerequisites: MATH 1314 - College Algebra MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered: N/A
MUSI 1301 - Jazz, Pop & Rock
16 weeks
3
Historical introduction to jazz and the American popular song, including rock and roll.
Prerequisites: MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation MUSI 1311 - Music Theory and Aural Skills I
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027
MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation
8 weeks
3
A non-technical survey course designed for the intelligent appreciation of Western and non-Western music styles represented throughout history. Recordings, videos, and live performance help illustrate the influence of music within the various fine arts.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Spring B 2025 Summer A 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Spring B 2026 Summer A 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Spring B 2027 Summer A 2027
PLSC 2305 - American National Politics
8 weeks
3
An examination of American national political institutions and processes. Satisfies state requirement in U.S. government.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PLSC 2306 - State and Local Politics
8 weeks
3
An examination of state and local political institutions and processes. Satisfies state requirement in Texas government.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
8 weeks
3
Foundation for the understanding of basic psychological principles affecting human behavior
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2024 Summer B 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Fall A 2024 Fall B 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Spring A 2025 Spring B 2025 Summer A 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Summer B 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Fall A 2025 Fall B 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Spring A 2026 Spring B 2026 Summer A 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Summer B 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Fall A 2026 Fall B 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Spring A 2027 Spring B 2027 Summer A 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Summer B 2027 Whole Fall 2027 Fall A 2027 Fall B 2027 Spring A 2028 Fall B 2028
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
8 weeks
3
Students are introduced to the basic concepts and theories used to study the nature of social processes and the structure of society.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Fall A 2024 Fall B 2024
Spanish Required Basic Courses

6 semester credit hours. The Intermediate Spanish language is a prerequisite for the major and minor in Spanish: SPAN 2311 and 2312* (6 sch) OR SPAN 2313 and 2315 (6 sch) OR Spanish CLEP with a minimum score of 66 or Spanish AP. *SPAN 1411 and SPAN1412 are prerequisites for SPAN 2311-2312. A major in Spanish consists of a minimum of 30 sch at the 3000 level and above.

Courses
Duration
Credits
SPAN 2311 - Intermediate Spanish I
N/A
3
Further develops proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis on comprehension, appreciation, and interpretation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Students acquire vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the intermediate low level according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1411 and SPAN 1412, or two years of high school Spanish, or the required score from the CLEP in Spanish.
Prerequisites: SPAN 1411 - A Beginning Course in Spanish I SPAN 1412 - A Beginning Course in Spanish II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Fall 2027
SPAN 2312 - Intermediate Spanish II
16 weeks
3
A continuation of SPAN 2311. Further development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis on comprehension, appreciation, and interpretation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Students acquire vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the intermediate-high level, according to ACTFL guidelines. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2311, or three years of high school Spanish, or the required score from the CLEP in Spanish.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Spring 2027
Spanish Major Core Courses

15 semester credit hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
SPAN 3301 - Advanced Grammar and Syntax
16 weeks
3
Analysis of more technical and advanced points of Spanish grammar and syntax with comparisons made to English. Prerequisite(s): Students with native proficiency in Spanish or a background in high school Spanish language study may take the CLEP in Spanish and, if scores justify it, receive three or six hours of sophomore-level Spanish language credit (SPAN 2311, SPAN 2312). However, all students must pass a placement exam to be eligible to enroll in SPAN 3301.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Fall 2027
SPAN 3302 - Advanced Composition and Conversation
16 weeks
3
Intensive upper-level course in Spanish grammar and composition. Students completing this course successfully should achieve near-mastery of major grammatical structural issues in Spanish. This course also prepares the students for required advanced literature courses by training them on how to write in academic settings.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2311 - Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 2312 - Intermediate Spanish II
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Spring 2027
SPAN 3308 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Literary Analysis
16 weeks
3
This course provides a panoramic introduction to Spain and Latin American literatures. To increase student knowledge, we will analyze some representative texts in poetry, prose, drama, and essay. The course will also contextualize the literary and philosophical tendencies of each era. The specific purpose is to analyze a series of representative works, placing them within their literary context as well as the social and historical.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Spring 2027
SPAN 3310 - Introduction To Spanish Linguistics
16 weeks
3
This course provides students with basic knowledge of linguistics and consists of a general introduction to the nature of language and linguistic analysis. The course begins with an exploration of the sound system of Spanish and its theoretical representation focusing on the development of the students' analytical skills. The course covers relevant issues in contemporary Hispanic linguistics, such as language variation, bilingualism, and Spanish in the United States.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Fall 2027
SPAN 3321 - Hispanic Civilization
16 weeks
3
Currents and characteristics of Spanish culture and history as expressed through the centuries in literature, art, philosophy, and history. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3301 or instructor’s approval.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2025 Whole Spring 2026
Latin American Literature (One Upper-Level Course)

3 semester credit hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
SPAN 4311 - Spanish-American Literature I
16 weeks
3
Spanish-American literature from the Pre-Hispanic period through Romanticism.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2026
SPAN 4312 - Spanish-American Literature II
16 weeks
3
Spanish-American literature from Modernism to the present.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2027
SPAN 4351 - 20th Century Mexican Literature
16 weeks
3
A study of selected works by Twentieth Century Mexican authors. Selections may include works by Elena Garro (winner of many national and international awards), Rosario Castellanos, Elena Poniatowska, Octavio Paz (winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature), and other Mexican authors.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2025
SPAN 4352 - Mexican-American Literature
16 weeks
3
Mexican-American literature in Spanish and English focusing on native authors, to understand realities and experiences of Mexican-American community.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2024
SPAN 4389 - Selected Topics
16 weeks
3
Undergraduate courses which will be offered only once, will be offered infrequently, or are being developed before a regular listing in the catalog.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
Spanish Literature (One Upper-Level Course)

3 semester credit hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
SPAN 4301 - Spanish Literature I
16 weeks
3
Peninsular Spanish literature from the Medieval period to the 18th century.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2026
SPAN 4302 - Spanish Literature II
16 weeks
3
Peninsular Spanish literature from the 18th century to the present
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
SPAN 4360 - Spanish Golden Age Literature
16 weeks
3
This course introduces the student to some of the major works of Spanish literature from the Renaissance through the Baroque. Readings will include lyric and epic poems, plays, a picaresque novel, and several additional prose selections.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2027
SPAN 4361 - Cervantes' Don Quixote
16 weeks
3
A close reading of Europe's first modern novel, with additional reference to historical and literary background that helped shape the writer's poetics. A masterpiece of world literature, a profound commentary on life, and a perennial source of inspiration for the understanding of the modern imagination.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
SPAN 4389 - Selected Topics
16 weeks
3
Undergraduate courses which will be offered only once, will be offered infrequently, or are being developed before a regular listing in the catalog.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
Spanish Linguistics (One Upper-Level Course)

3 semester credit hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
SPAN 3311 - Practical Spanish and Translation
16 weeks
3
Analysis and application of Spanish Grammar for Translation with Practical approach to improving Spanish Morpho-Syntax rules for writing into English. Some basic principles of Sociolinguistics will also be presented.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Fall 2027
SPAN 3312 - Spanglish
16 weeks
3
The course introduces students to Spanglish, with particular emphasis in the US, Latin America, and Spain. We will considers Spanglish as a jargon that permeates cultures, languages, identities, and ways of seeing reality from sociopolitical and historical perspective in the US.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2025
SPAN 4331 - Spanish Phonetics and Phonemics
16 weeks
3
Spanish phonology with emphasis on oral drills; an introduction to elementary applied linguistics.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2026
SPAN 4389 - Selected Topics
16 weeks
3
Undergraduate courses which will be offered only once, will be offered infrequently, or are being developed before a regular listing in the catalog.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
Spanish Elective Courses

6 semester credit hours. Any SPAN 3000-level course offered by the program that is not a major core course. Any SPAN 4000-level course from the above upper-level courses that was not counted as a required course for Latin American literature, Spanish literature, and Spanish linguistics.

Courses
Duration
Credits
There are no Spanish Elective Courses courses available.

Admission Requirements

The SAT and ACT Exams are optional. Test scores will be used as supporting documents to determine admission and scholarship opportunities.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher in previous college-level coursework
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • Dual-credit high school courses must be included
  • Completed application

Use our transfer calculator to find out how your classes will transfer to UT Permian Basin and which classes will count toward your degree.

Incoming Freshman Admission Requirements

If you have completed less than 24 hours of transferable college-level work from a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or receiving your GED, please provide the following:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (including dual-credit work while in high school)
  • Official high school transcript showing GPA, class rank, and expected graduation date or GED scores
  • SAT and/or ACT scores from within the last five years (see below for minimum score requirements)
  • Completed application

Official Transcripts

Official copies of transcripts must come directly from the school in a sealed envelope and should be mailed to:

UT Permian Basin 
Office of Admissions 
4901 E. University Blvd. 
Odessa, TX 79762

Official transcripts in electronic format can be sent to admissions@utpb.edu.

Minimum Score Requirements for Freshman Admission

High School Graduation Class Rank SAT ACT
Top 25% No minimum score No minimum score
2nd Quarter 1020 20
3rd Quarter 1160 24
4th Quarter 1280 27

Application Fee

The application fee is $40.

If you are a freshman applicant, you may request a fee waiver when you apply by sending us your official college application fee waiver form provided by the SAT or ACT. You may also request a fee waiver if the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your Student Aid Report is zero.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Program Requirements

  • The minimum total credits required for a BA in Spanish is 120.
  • At least 30 semester credit hours must be taken at UT Permian Basin.
  • All required elective courses must be completed with a grade of “C“ or better.
  • Two semesters of intermediate Spanish language are prerequisite for the major and minor in Spanish: SPAN 2311 and 2312 (6 sch), or SPAN 2313 and 2315 (6 sch), or Spanish CLEP with a minimum score of 66, native Spanish speakers with coordinator's approval. 
  • Students are required to complete 18 semester credit hours in a minor.
  • Students must complete 30 semester credit hours of upper-level courses in the following areas:
    • 6 credits of advanced Spanish
    • 6 credits of junior-level introductory courses
    • 3 credits of Hispanic Civilization
    • 3 credits of Peninsular Literature
    • 3 credits of Latin American Literature
    • 3 credits of Spanish Linguistics
    • 6 upper-level elective credits

Associate Professor and Head of the Graduate Program
abrego_p@utpb.edu

Dr. Ábrego joined UT Permian Basin in August 2013. Dr. Ábrego earned her PhD in Hispanic literature from Vanderbilt University. Her academic areas of specialization include border literature and theory; migration and cultural exchange as expressed in literary, historical, filmic, and theoretical texts. She has collaborated in different academic publications in Mexico and the United States.

Associate Professor
moreno_j@utpb.edu

Dr. Moreno is an essayist, narrator, travel author, and contributor to cultural supplements, journals, and newspapers in Mexico City, Colombia, Spain, the United States, Denmark, and France. He is an associate professor and researcher at The University of Texas Permian Basin. He has written Querida Margot (short stories, 2018); Desires of Community: The Interstitial Character in the Novel and the Cinema of the Nineties in Mexico (essays, 2016); and a compilation of chronicles: Road to Ciudad Juárez: Chronicles and Border Stories (2014). Two more compilations will be published in 2021. In addition, he prepares Chronicles of Campus Visit.

LengthApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Fall8/12/248/19/248/23/24 8/26/2412/13/24
Fall A8/12/248/19/248/23/248/26/2410/18/24
Fall B10/7/2410/14/2410/18/2410/21/2412/13/24
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Whole Spring12/30/241/6/251/10/251/13/255/9/25
Spring A12/30/241/6/251/10/251/13/253/7/25
Spring B3/3/253/10/253/14/253/17/255/9/25
LengthApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Fall8/11/258/18/258/22/258/25/2512/12/25
Fall A8/11/258/18/258/22/258/25/2510/17/25
Fall B10/6/2510/13/2510/17/2510/20/2512/12/25

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