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BA Spanish

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
28502 USD
National
12036 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 50 USD
Department
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
SAT (avg)1390
ACT (avg)31

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About this course

Minimum required major and supporting course work normally equates to 48 hours, including 33 hours in Spanish courses beyond SPAN 141 or SPAN 142. It must include at least 18 hours of core courses, plus at least 15 hours of electives, and a minimum of 15 hours of supporting coursework. 

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Twelve hours of 300 and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the Student Affairs Office before the end of the fourth semester (48-60 hours). Please see your adviser.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Departmental distinction: To be considered for departmental distinction, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and fulfill special additional requirements. See the department's honors adviser.

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Eligibility Criteria

English Language Requirement-
TOEFL IBT- 80

IELTS Academic-

  • Overall Score 6.5
  • Listening 6
  • Writing 6
  • Reading 6
  • Speaking 6

PTE Academic

  • Overall Score 54 
  • Listening 47
  • Writing 56
  • Reading 51
  • Speaking 53 

TOEFL PBT

  • Total Score 550 

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Course Modules

Core Courses 18
Basic Skills courses
SPAN 200

  • Readings in Hispanic Texts

SPAN 204

  • Advanced Spanish Grammar in Context

SPAN 228

  • Spanish Composition

Introductions to the Disciplines courses
SPAN 250

  • Introduction to Literary Analysis

SPAN 252

  • Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

SPAN 254

  • Introduction to Cultural Analysis

Spanish Electives. Choose 5 SPAN courses, at least 4 of which must be at the 300 or 400 level and no more than 2 of which may be taught in English; Chosen from a list maintained in the Spanish Advisor's Office. 15
Supporting course work or a minor in a related area of study, which will be chosen by the student and approved by the advisor. Such areas may include, for example, any other language and literature (including Portuguese, Catalan, and Italian courses), Latin American studies (exclusive of Spanish American literature courses), history, political science, biology (premed), international law (prelaw), economics and finance, business administration, education, architecture, fine arts, and journalism. 1* 15-21
Total Hours 48-54
1
A minor generally consists of 18-21 hours.

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How to Apply

Here's What You Need:
First Year applicants must meet these four core requirements to complete an application:

  • The Common Application online including the UIC-specific questions and essays under the My Colleges tab. See application tips for details. Printed applications will not be accepted.
  • The $50 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver
  • Official high school transcript*, submitted electronically or via mail, along with the Common Application School Report 
  • ACT/SAT scores, submitted electronically or printed on official transcripts

*Please note that our mailing address changed recently. Check with your counselor or registrar to ensure that they send documents only to the following address.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions (MC 018) 
University of Illinois at Chicago 
1200 West Harrison Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60607-7161  

Other requirements
Additional requirements may apply to the following applicants:

  • Early Action applicants. Must have their Common Application, transcript, and test scores submitted by November 1. Applicants should select the Early Action option in the "preferred admission plan" question on UIC's Common Application Member's page.
  • Honors College and Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions (GPPA) applicants. Must be admitted as undergraduates prior to review. The following supplemental documents are required for Honors College and GPPA applicants: An essay for each program submitted with the application.
  • Two recommendations submitted through the Common Application or via mail.
  • International applicants. Must meet the core First Year requirements as well as display evidence of English competency and financial certifications. First Year applicants with international coursework will also be assessed the $30 international credential evaluation fee. See Undergraduate International Admissions Requirements for details. 

Homeschooled students. Must satisfy all of the above requirements. Acceptable homeschool transcripts must include: a list of all subjects/courses attempted by year

  • Grades and/or examination results received (both passing and failing)
  • Maximum and minimum grades obtainable
  • Number of units earned

High School graduates who have attended another college or university since graduating. Must meet the Transfer Admission Requirements and will not be considered for First Year admission. High School graduates who have never attended another college or university must submit evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

Most Transfer applicants must meet the following core requirements to apply:

  • Use the UIC web application or the Common Application. Printed applications will not be accepted.
  • The $50 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver.
  • Official college/university transcripts*, submitted electronically or via mail, from every college/university you’ve attended.

Additional requirements may apply to the following applicants:

  • Advanced Placment (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores are encouraged, particularly if they may count towards credit that satisfies your program's prerequisites. 
  • ACT or SAT test scores may be required for the following applicants:
  • Any transfer applicant with fewer than 36 hours of credit at the time of enrollment.
  • Applicants to the BA in Urban Education program within the College of Education are required to submit ACT/SAT plus writing scores.
  • International applicants. Must meet the core transfer requirements as well as display evidence of English competency and financial certifications. Transfer applicants with international coursework will also be assessed the $30 international credential evaluation fee. See Undergraduate International Admissions Requirements for details. 
  • Honors College applicants must be admitted as undergraduates prior to review and include the following with their application: 
  • An essay submitted with the application.

Applicants to the programs below must submit supplemental documents with their Common Application or UIC Web Application (see Upload Guide).

  • Nursing
  • Nutrition Coordinated Program
  • Nutrition Science
  • Health Information Management
  • Public Health
  • Urban Education requires ACT/SAT plus writing scores

Non-residential fees- 29262

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