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Considering a Double Major in Spanish and History?

A double major can be an excellent way to distinguish yourself and give yourself an edge on the job market. The course of study required for a double major in Spanish and History is demanding, but if students decide upon this path early in their academic careers and plan accordingly, they can graduate with 126 credits – just two courses beyond the usual 120 required for a single major in Spanish or History. This course of study is designed for a student who places into Spanish 209 upon entering the university. For students that enter at lower levels, summer classes may be recommended.

Sample Course of Study for Double Major in Spanish & History Fall Freshman Year (15-16 credits) English 101 & 101L Math (usually BMTH 101) Spanish 209 Speech 140 st 1 selection from History 101,102,111,112,115, or 116 Fall Sophomore Year (16 credits) st English 287 (counts as 1 Gen Ed Liberal Arts Elective) Spanish 309 [or 310] History 109 st 1 European History st 1 Lab Science Fall Junior Year (16 credits) Spanish 400 [or 401] Spanish 405 [or 404] nd 2 American History st 1 History Elective 300/400 Level Fine Arts Fall Senior Year (16 credits) Spanish 401 (or 400) Spanish 404 (or 405) th 4 History elective 300/400 Level th 5 History elective 300/400 Level nd 2 Social/Behavioral Science Summer School/Additional Senior Semester (6 credits) nd 2 Gen Ed. Liberal Arts Elective rd 3 Social/Behavioral Science

Spring Freshman Year (15 credits) English 102 Philosophy 110 or 111 Spanish 210 st 1 Social/Behavioral Science nd 2 Selection from History 101,102,111,112,115, or 116 Spring Sophomore Year (16 credits) Spanish 310 [or 309] Spanish 312 nd 2 European History st 1 American History nd 2 Lab Science Spring Junior Year (16 credits) Spanish 402 [or 403] Spanish 407 [or 406] nd 2 History Elective 300/400 Level rd 3 History Elective 300/400 Level Philosophy (other than 110 or 111) Spring Senior Year (16 credits) st 1 Spanish 300/400 Elective nd 2 Spanish 300/400 Elective History 300 th 6 History elective 300/400 Level Spanish 499

Your double major will be noted on your transcripts, but you will only receive a single diploma. Students can also pursue a double degree, with two diplomas, but this requires additional course work meeting additional restrictions. For details, see USCB’s Undergraduate Bulletin.


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