Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Spanish (SPANMIN)Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements.


The minor in Spanish provides students with a solid foundation in oral and written skills in Spanish as well as a broad introduction to Hispanic studies.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours*, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Second-Year Spanish II. One (1) course:
  2. Spanish Grammar in Context**. One (1) course:
  3. Introduction to Hispanic Studies. Two (2) courses:
  4. Advanced Elective. One (1) course:
    • Additional course from the Introduction to Hispanic Studies list
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.


  • * Native speakers of Spanish are expected to complete the minor with coursework at the HISP-S 300–495 level.
  • ** Students who place into the 300-level of Spanish language are not eligible for HISP-S 280 credit. As a result, they must take an additional 3 credits at the HISP-S 300–495 level.