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Spanish 101, 102, and 103 satisfy the liberal arts language requirement for the bachelor of arts degree in any discipline.

Why study Spanish? There are many substantive reasons, but an important one is that Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Therefore, the knowledge of Spanish is valuable in all human services professions, as well as in many areas of business, especially since Latin America represents a large potential market. Because Spanish can become an invaluable skill in an occupation, many students choose to combine Spanish with another area as a double major or as a minor.

Students with previous language experience must take the modern language Spanish placement test to determine course eligibility. Students desiring to receive academic credit for previous experience must take the appropriate CLEP examination administered by the university. The CLEP examination must be taken before enrollment in foreign language courses and for freshmen within the first few weeks of the semester.