Spanish for the Professions Track

The department offers an interdisciplinary major in Spanish for the Professions which includes the completion of 12 credits in a professional field, in a second major or in a second degree. It offers students numerous career possibilities, both in government and private industry at home and abroad. Those choosing this major are not able to enter the CU-Boulder graduate program in Spanish without fulfilling the requirements in the language and literature major.

NOTE: Prerequisites for the program include sufficient Spanish to be admitted to 3000-level courses and any pertinent pre-requisites for the 12 credits of the spanish professional field. SPAN 4070 must be taken at CU-Boulder.

Not every course listed is offered each semester. Please click here for current semester course offerings.

Course List
Code Title Credit Hours
Professional Spanish Courses 1 9
Choose three of the following:  

SPAN 3030

Professional Spanish for Business 1  

SPAN 3060

Spanish for Careers in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development  

SPAN 3070

Spanish 21st Century Media Professions  

SPAN 3080

Spanish Health Professions  
6 Credit Hours - Required  
SPAN 4060 Problems of Translation for Professions in Spanish 1 3
SPAN 4070 Problems of Translation for Professions in Spanish 2 3
Spanish Language Courses  
SPAN 3000 Advanced Spanish Language Skills 5
SPAN 3100 Literary and Cultural Analysis in Spanish 3
SPAN 3010 Advanced Rhetoric and Composition 3
or SPAN 3120 Advanced Spanish Grammar
Upper-division SPAN elective 3
Any SPAN 4000-level course. SPAN 4930 is an option. Upper Division Elective 3
Students are required to take 12 credit hours outside of Spanish in a certificate program, minor, second major or degree related to their professional interests. Students must fulfill the pre-requisites for the relevant program. The Business Minor, or the Public Health Certificate, or the Technology, Arts and Media Certificate are recommended. Courses meeting this requirement must be approved by the faculty director of the major. 12
Total Credit Hours 44

No substitutions permitted.