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Spanish - A.A.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I


ENG 122English Composition II


Total Credit Hours:6

*Students may also complete ENG 122 and a gtPathways approved CO3 course


Select one gtPathways Mathematics course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 120: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts.

Total Credit Hours:3

Arts and Humanities

Select one gtPathways Arts & Humanities course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3GT-AH4)

Total Credit Hours:3

Arts and Humanities / Spanish Language

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPA 211Spanish Language III


SPA 212Spanish Language IV


Total Credit Hours:6
PLEASE NOTE: Those students who have a higher proficiency level than is required for SPA 211 or SPA 212 should substitute other Arts & Humanities courses. Heritage speakers may want to substitute SPA 261 (Grammar-Heritage Lang Speaker) and SPA 262 (Comp-Heritage Lang Speaker), if available.


Course NumberTitleCredits
HIS 244History of Latin America


Total Credit Hours:3

Students may complete HIS 244 History of Latin America OR another gtPathways History course (GT-HI1) focusing on the Spanish-speaking world (non-U.S.) or another gtPathways non-U.S. History course.  HIS 244 is recommended.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select two gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, or GT-SS3)

Total Credit Hours:6

Natural and Physical Sciences

Select two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2). One of these courses must have the required laboratory (GT-SC1).

Total Credit Hours:7

Additional Required Courses

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.
Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 115Public Speaking



COM 125Interpersonal Communication



SPA 111Spanish Language I


SPA 112Spanish Language II


Total Credit Hours:13
PLEASE NOTESPA 111 and/or SPA 112 may be waived, based on a student’s proficiency level.  Students should consult a departmental advisor at the four-year college or university.


  • Select 13 credits from the approved list of electives or log into eWOLF to see elective requirements in DegreeCheck.
  • Other suggested courses may include: 200-level Spanish courses; courses outside the Spanish department with content related to the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Selection of elective credits should be done with a Front Range advisor and your intended transfer institution.
Total Credit Hours:13

Participating Colorado Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education

  • Adams State University* [B.A. Spanish]
  • Colorado Mesa University* [B.A. Spanish; Applied Professional Spanish or Literature & Language concentrations]
  • Colorado State University-Ft Collins [B.A. Foreign Language & Literatures; Spanish concentration]
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo [B.A. Foreign Language – Spanish]
  • Fort Lewis College [B.A. Spanish Option]
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver [B.A. Modern Languages; Spanish concentration]
  • University of Colorado Boulder [B.A. Spanish]
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs [B.A. Spanish]
  • University of Colorado Denver [B.A. Spanish]
  • University of Northern Colorado [B.A. Spanish; Liberal Arts emphasis]
  • Western State Colorado University [B.A. Spanish]

The receiving institutions listed above in this agreement will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Please view the official agreement here.

*Adams State University and Colorado Mesa University also offer two-year degrees; they are participating in this agreement as both two-year and four-year degree-granting institutions.

Total Credit Hours: 60