Courses in Spanish enable the student to learn the Spanish language and become familiar with Hispanic cultures. Majors in Spanish also study the outstanding figures of Spanish and Spanish-American literature and civilization, and are prepared for graduate school, teaching, government service and careers in the private sector.

Study Abroad - Study abroad is strongly encouraged for all students for minors and majors. JU has summer programs in Spain and Mexico where all levels of Spanish may be studied.


It is strongly suggested that language courses be taken in consecutive semesters. If a student receives an “F” in a course, the student must repeat the course before taking the next course in the sequence.


* A major in Spanish requires the following:

* Minimum of 27 credit hours in Spanish courses numbered above 200. (SPAN 301 and 302 are required.)

* Maximum of 45 credit hours

* Three (3) hours in a writing intensive course chosen from COMM 207, ENGL 302 or ENGL 304. (The University speech requirement may be met by electing one (1) COMM speech course.)


A minor in Spanish requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in courses numbered above 200. Also, SPAN 301 and 302 are required courses.

Students who place at the 300-level on the Spanish placement exam will be awarded six (6) hours of credit for SPAN 201 and 202 only upon satisfactory completion, with a grade of “C” or better, of a Spanish course on the 300-level. Students who do not subsequently enroll at the 300-level will still have satisfied the Core Curriculum, but without academic credit.

Both SPAN 301 and 302 are required for a major or minor in Spanish. SPAN 301 and 302 may not be satisfied through credit by examination.

A student must complete Spanish 301 or 302 or obtain the consent of the department before enrolling in more advanced courses. Native speakers of Spanish must have the consent of the instructor before enrolling in SPAN 301 or 302.


Students who plan to teach Spanish on the secondary level should complete the education minor in consultation with the School of Education early in their academic careers to determine the specific requirements.

JU Catalog Degree Requirements:

SPANISH Major (BA/BS Degree) 

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Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Division of Humanities

Jacksonville University Office of Admissions. 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville, FL 32211
New students: contact College of Admissions. PHONE: 1.800.225.2027 / 1.904.256.7000. EMAIL:

New students can take the Placement Exam anytime in the Advising Center, located in the Howard building.

Students who place at the 300-level on the French or Spanish placement exam will be awarded six (6) hours of credit for FREN/SPAN 201 and 202 only upon satisfactory completion with a grade of “C” or better of a French/Spanish course on the 300-level (3 credits).

For further admissions information please contact

Dr. O’Connel at ,

Dr. Majfud at

or the Offices of Admission.


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Spanish Major & Minor Requirements




Douglas M. Hazzard.

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Associate Professor of Spanish; B.A., M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Duke University. Tel 904-256-7100

Therese Vitrant O’Connell

Professor of French & German; Licence es Lettres, Maitrise, Doctorat de 3e cycle, University of Lille III, France. Tel 904-256-7103

Jorge Majfud

Assistant Professor of Spanish; Portuguese. Architect, Universidad de la República del Uruguay; M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia. E-mail: . Tel 904-256-7929   ​

María de los Ángeles González

Instructor of Spanish; B.A., Catholic University of Puerto Rico; M.A., Universidad de Salamanca. E-mail: . Tel 904-256-7383

Mary Johnson

Adjunct Instructor of French. B.A. Dartmouth College. M.A.T. French, Jacksonville University. Tel 904 646 0170 

Jessica Lee

Secretary. Tel. 904-256-7102. e-mail:

Contact Chair for the Division of Humanities:

Scott Kimbrough, Chair. B.A., Southwestern University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Office: Council 127. 904-256-7118 e-mail: