Major in Spanish: Frequently Asked Questions

How many semester hours is the major?

  • The major requires 44 sh above the SPN 222 level.

Can I get major credit for AP or a good placement test score?

  • Elon uses the placement test for placement only. If you place into Spanish 222, you may petition to take Spanish 322, which grants major credit. AP credit must be approved by the registrar and will apply as appropriate.

What about transfer credit?

  • Transfer credit will count toward the major as long as the number is appropriate to Elon’s numbering system and approved by the registrar.

Can I get credit for courses not on the list?

  • You may get credit for classes not listed in our course catalog as long as they fit a category on the list. Your two electives can be from any Spanish course above the 222 level.

Can I get credit for study abroad courses?

  • Yes. Arrange course credits through the Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies and the Department of Foreign Languages. All Spanish majors must study abroad for one semester.

What about summer study abroad?

  • To get major credit for summer study abroad, you must work closely with the Department of Foreign Languages and the Isabella Cannon Centre to find a program that meets requirements. Summer study does not substitute for the semester abroad requirement.