What will I learn?

An academic major is offered in Spanish language and literature for students in liberal arts or elementary and secondary education programs. A student is admitted to the major upon completion of Intermediate Spanish or placement. Students in the elementary education curriculum (Early Childhood & Childhood Education B-6) may concentrate in Spanish; students in secondary education (Adolescence Education 7-12) may select Spanish as an option.

Major in Spanish - 36-49 credits

Basic Language courses.................13 credits

SPA101 Elementary Spanish I (3)
SPA102 Elementary Spanish II (3)
SPA201 Intermediate Spanish I (3)
SPA202 Intermediate Spanish II (4)

Students with prior training or experience in Spanish may obtain waivers for one or more of the basic language courses listed above, after consultation with the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures.

Additional required courses.............27 credits

SPA301 Spanish Composition and Conversation I (4) *
SPA361 Spanish Composition and Conversation II (4) *
* Students whose home language is Spanish may substitute SPA315
Spanish for Native Speakers (4) for either SPA301 or SPA361.
SPA365 The Culture and Civilization of Spain (4)
SPA372 Culture of Latin America I (4)
SPA375 Survey of Spanish Literature (4)
SPA376 Survey of Latin American Literature (4)

Plus one of the following:
SPA363 Spanish Phonetics and Oral Practice (3)
SPA461 Advanced Spanish Composition (3)
SPA4xx Spanish elective (3)

Required electives..........................9 credits

Each major is required to complete by advisement 3 courses in Spanish at the 400 or 500 level.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$17,998.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 May 2022

Start date

29 August 2022


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

SUNY New Paltz,

1 Hawk Drive,


New York,

12561, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To qualify for the BS in Electrical Engineering + MS in Electrical Engineering program, students must have completed the first semester of their junior year in residence at SUNY New Paltz with an overall SUNY New Paltz GPA of at least 3.0.

For international students

Students must have a high school degree and a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (or an 85% grade average or higher).

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL iBT – 80; IELTS - 6.5; PTE Academic – 58; Duolingo English Test – 105. Application Deadlines: December 1 for Spring semester (January start); May 1 for Fall semester (August start).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About State University of New York at New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an affordable yet high-quality university offering a diverse range of programs.

  • Affordable, high-quality university
  • Small class sizes with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Builds future professionals with lasting skills
  • Academic English pathway program available

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