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Spanish Transfer Major, AA


CIP 160905 (DSPA)

The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated baccalaureate degree program at public four-year colleges and universities as designated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) transfer agreement.

For more information about this transfer degree please refer to the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (34 credit hours)
Written Communication (6 credit hours)
Mathematics (3 credit hours)
  • GT - Any GT Pathways Mathematics course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 1240 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts.
Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)
  • GT - One GT Pathways Arts & Humanities course (GTAH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)

*NOTE: Those students who have a higher proficiency level than is required for SPA 2011 or SPA 2012 should substitute other Arts and Humanities courses. Heritage speakers may substitute SPA 2061 - Grammar for the Heritage Language Speaker and SPA 2062 (Comp-Heritage Language Speaker), if available

History (3 credit hours)
  • HIS 244 History of Latin America OR
  • GT - A GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1) focusing on the Spanish-speaking world (non-US) or another GT Pathways non-US History course
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
  • GT - Two GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3)
Natural and Physical Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • GT - Two GT Pathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2) One of these courses must have the required lab.
Additional Required Courses (13 credit hours)

Please Note: If these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor's degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.


**Please Note: SPA 1011 and/or SPA 1012 may be waived, based on a student's proficiency level. Students should consult a departmental advisor at the four-year college or university. Students should also consult with an Academic Advisor at ACC for course substitution options

Electives (13 credit hours)

Elective credit must be completed from the following lists of approved prefixes or courses to bring the total credit hours to 60.

Suggested courses:
  • 2000-level Spanish courses outside the Spanish department with content related to the Spanish-speaking world.
Guaranteed Transfer
Any course in the following prefixes
  • Any course in the following prefixes except Special Topics, Independent Study, Capstone, and Internships: ANT, ART, BIO (1000 OR above), CHE, ECO, HIS, HUM, LIT, MUS, PED, PHI, PHY (1105 OR above), POS, PSY, SOC.

Any additional courses taken in the discipline covered by this agreement might not count toward the requirements of the major at the receiving institution.

Total: 60 credit hours

All courses required for this degree must be completed with a "C" or better to be considered for transfer to another Colorado institution. Transferability of courses to colleges or universities outside of Colorado is determined by the receiving institution.

Graduation Requirements