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Bridge Prgram - Spanish

 

Advance your
professional
language skills
Earn credit toward
your degree while
studying abroad
Keep going while
you’re ahead! Start in
3rd year classes
Build
key career
competencies  

 

Study abroad in Spain, Mexico, and other Spanish-speaking Countries
Participate in a service learning project with the Bennion Center
Get a Spanish-speaking internship through the Hinckley Institute
Meet with a coach in the Career & Professional Development Center
Join the TRIO Programs for first-gen college students
Build your own community on campus through LEAP or Block U

 

Major or Minor in Spanish at the U

If you took the AP Spanish Exam and 1-3 Bridge program Spanish courses in high school, you are well on your way to finishing a major or minor in Spanish. The Spanish major and minor are already short and flexible compared to other majors and minors at the U. Many students choose to double major in Spanish and another field!

Major in Spanish at the U

download spanish major requirements pdf     spanish program webpage

A Spanish major at the U requires:

  • WLC 2010 or 2020
  • (SPAN 3020 and 3040) or (SPAN 3060) (after completing the lower-division Spanish classes 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020)
  • SPAN 3070, 4550/4560, 4620, 4630
  • 5 elective courses
  • WLC Signature Practicum Experience

 

Bridge students have a leg up! 

  • Bridge students who received a score of 3 or 4 on the AP Spanish Exam taken prior to starting Bridge classes may register directly for SPAN 3040 without having to take SPAN 3020, any of the lower-division Chinese courses, or another placement test. 
  • Bridge students who received a score of 5 on the AP Spanish Exam taken prior to starting Bridge classes may register directly for SPAN 3060 without having to take any of the lower-division Spanish courses or another placement test.
  • Bridge students who are heritage speakers of Spanish may register directly for SPAN 3060 without having to take any of the lower-division Spanish courses or another placement test, regardless of their AP Spanish Exam score. 
  • Bridge students who took 1, 2, or 3 Bridge courses in high school may count those courses toward the elective courses requirement (and therefore have just 2, 3, or 4 elective courses left).

 

Minor in Spanish at the U

download spanish minor requirements pdf     spanish program webpage

A Spanish minor at the U requires:

  • (SPAN 3020 and 3040) or SPAN 3060 (after completing the lower-division Spanish classes 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020)
  • SPAN 3070
  • SPAN 4550 or 4560
  • 3 elective courses

 

Bridge students have a leg up!

  • Bridge students who received a score of 3 or 4 on the AP Spanish Exam taken prior to starting Bridge classes may register directly for SPAN 3040 without having to take SPAN 3020, any of the lower-division Chinese courses, or another placement test. 
  • Bridge students who received a score of 5 on the AP Spanish Exam taken prior to starting Bridge classes may register directly for SPAN 3060 without having to take any of the lower-division Spanish courses or another placement test.
  • Bridge students who are heritage speakers of Spanish may register directly for SPAN 3060 without having to take any of the lower-division Spanish courses or another placement test, regardless of their AP Spanish Exam score. 
  • Bridge students who took 1, 2, or 3 Bridge courses in high school may count those courses toward the elective courses requirement (and therefore have 0, 1, or 2 elective courses left).

 

Questions about any of these requirements? Email wlc-advising@utah.edu

Career Paths

Spanish goes hand-in-hand with any career!

Here are just a few paths you can follow with a Spanish or Spanish Teaching Major:

  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Medical and Health Care
  • Legal Services
  • CIA, FBI, NSA
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Teaching and Curriculum Development
  • Local or Global Non-Profit Organizations
  • Video Game Consulting
  • International Business
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Interpretation and Translation
  • Media & Journalism
  • Technical Writing
  • Organization Management & Administration
  • Events Coordination


By continuing to study Spanish after Bridge you can... 

  • Start in third-year classes
  • Advance your professional language skills
  • Save money on tuition by using your Bridge classes towards your degree
  • Earn credit toward your degree while studying abroad
  • Build key career competencies like critical thinking, global/intercultural fluency, oral/written communication and more

 

Ready to Go Further?

To declare a minor in Spanish, email wlc-advising@utah.edu.

To declare a major in Spanish, set up an appointment with a WLC Academic Advisor here: https://languages.utah.edu/advising.php.

You’re only 3 classes away from finishing a Spanish minor if you took 3 Bridge classes:

  • Intermediate Grammar & Composition OR Advanced Grammar & Composition
  • Introduction to Textual Analysis in Spanish
  • Spanish Civilization & Culture OR Latin American Culture & Society

Here are some classes you can take to continue studying Spanish:

  • Business Spanish
  • Community Engaged Learning
  • U.S. Latino Literature
  • Masterpieces of Mexican Literature
  • Hispanic Poetry, Narrative, Drama, or Film & Culture
  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • Spanish Pronunciation and Phonetics
  • Spanish Teaching Practicum

 

Dual Degree

Declare your major in Spanish or Spanish Teaching AND another field

Health Sciences

Education

Psychology

Engineering

Business

Communication

 

 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Merit scholarships available for incoming freshmen who complete a U of U admissions application by the priority deadline
  • Complete the FAFSA for need-based scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study jobs
  • The Fishburn, WLC Departmental, and WLC Learning Abroad Scholarships are only available to WLC majors and students on WLC study abroad programs
  • Check out more scholarship opportunities at financialaid.utah.edu

 

Purchase Extra Credits toward your U of U Degree

All students who complete at least 1 Bridge course in high school and pass with a B- or better are eligible for 16 credits of lower division language credit. (This is equivalent to the courses and levels they have tested out of at the university level: SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020; 4 credits each.)

  • Students who received a 5 on the AP exam prior to taking their Bridge course(s) will automatically receive 16 credits on their student record equivalent to the four 4-credit courses they have tested out of (1010, 1020, 2010, and 2020). These students cannot purchase any extra credits toward their U of U degree, since the maximum number of lower-division credits for any language is 16.

 

  • Students who received a 4 on the AP exam prior to taking their Bridge course(s) will automatically receive 12 credits to their student record equivalent to the three 4-credit courses they have tested out of (1010, 1020, and 2010). If these students pass at least 1 Bridge course in high school with a B- or better, they are eligible to purchase the remaining 4 credits (for $40/credit) in the sequence by setting up an appointment for "Purchasing Language Credits" with a WLC Academic Advisor here: https://languages.utah.edu/advising.php.

 

  • Students who received a 3 on the AP exam prior to taking their Bridge course(s) will automatically receive 8 credits to their student record equivalent to the two 4-credit courses they have tested out of (1010 and 1020). If a student passes at least 1 Bridge course in high school with a B- or better, they are eligible to purchase the remaining 8 credits (for $40/credit) in the sequence by setting up an appointment for "Purchasing Language Credits" with a WLC Academic Advisor here: https://languages.utah.edu/advising.php.

 

For questions about this policy, email wlc-advising@utah.edu

Quick Answer Advising walk-in and call-in hours:
Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 4:30pm
(801) 581-7561 | LNCO 1400


Email questions to
wlc-advising@utah.edu

Schedule a phone, video chat, or in-person appointment at languages.utah.edu/advising.php

Academic Advisor:
Olivia Davis | olivia.davis@utah.edu 

 

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Last Updated: 7/7/21