Majors, minors + certificates

Departmental HonorsDepartment of Spanish and Portuguese

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


The Spanish and Portuguese Honors Programs offer outstanding students the option to engage in independent research, reading, and writing in Spanish or Portuguese during their junior and/or senior years of undergraduate study. The Honors Programs provide highly motivated students an opportunity to hone their critical, analytical, and organizational skills while further consolidating their Spanish or Portuguese competency. Students will receive tutorial instruction and conduct independent research on an aspect of Luso/Hispanic literatures, cultures, or linguistics, to culminate in an honors thesis.

Honors requirements

  1. Seminar. One (1) course from the student's area of interest:
  2. Research. One (1) course from the student's area of interest:
  3. Honors Thesis. Successfully complete and defend an honors thesis based on independent research.
  4. Major GPA. Honors candidates must have a GPA of at least 3.500 in a Spanish or Portuguese major at the time of graduation.
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Students must have a College GPA of 3.300 or higher to qualify for admission to a Departmental Honors program and to receive Departmental Honors. Units may set a higher College GPA.
    2. Units establish additional criteria, including admissions procedures, academic performance standards, and whether there are required courses, papers, or projects.
    3. Students who wish to earn honors in two different units must complete a distinct body of work for each honors notation.