Spanish and Portuguese / Undergraduate Study

Spanish and Portuguese BA

Learning Outcomes

The Spanish and Portuguese major has the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrated oral, aural, and written mastery of the Spanish and Portuguese languages
  • Demonstrated specific skills and expertise, including research, analysis, and writing
  • Conception and execution of research projects that identify and engage with a specialized topic
  • Identification and analysis of appropriate primary sources
  • Working knowledge of scholarly discourse on a specialized topic
  • Engagement with peers through presentation, discussion, and critique of student work

Preparation for the Major

Required: Spanish 25 or 27, 42 or 44, Portuguese 25 or 26 or 27 (27 recommended), and 46.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Spanish and Portuguese major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory courses prior to admission to UCLA: two years of Spanish, one year of Portuguese, one Spanish civilization course or one Spanish American civilization course, and one Brazilian culture course.

Refer to the UCLA transfer admission guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major

Required: (1) One course from Spanish 100A or 100B and one course from Portuguese 100A or 100B, (2) Spanish 119, 120, Portuguese 130A, 130B, (3) five 4- or 5-unit upper-division elective courses, two of which must be in Spanish and two in Portuguese. Only upper-division courses taught in the target language may be applied toward the major.