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Spanish Transfer Pathway Associate of Arts Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: TPSP

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

The Spanish Transfer Pathway focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. It includes instruction in philology, Modern Castillan, Latin American and regional Spanish dialects, and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

Career Opportunities

After completing four Spanish course semesters at Saint Paul College students will be well prepared to continue with a major or minor in Spanish at the college level and/or a certification program. With a degree in Spanish one can work in a number of fields within the government and education systems.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate intermediate-level writing proficiency including grammar structure, tense, mood and syntax as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages guidelines.
  2. Demonstrate intermediate-level reading comprehension in the Spanish language as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages guidelines.
  3. Engage in conversation using standard Spanish in daily life situations.
  4. Compare and contrast U.S. culture and that of the Spanish speaking world.
  5. Demonstrate culturally appropriate behavior in specific situations.

Program Faculty

Angela De La Cruz

Program Advisors

Pathway Advisors are the Academic Advisors for the Associate of Arts degree and are located in the Advising Center, Room 1340, Main Floor. For assistance or additional information, please call our Advising Center at 651.846.1739 or email: advising@saintpaul.edu

Additional Requirements

  • At least 60 earned college-level credits (40 MnTC credits and 20 additional MnTC, pre-major or elective credits)
  • A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1711  
  • Associate of Arts (AA) cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Meet Saint Paul College residency requirement: 20 credits. This requirement may be reduced to 12 credits with transfer of at least 12 college-level credits from another Minnesota State College and University or the University of Minnesota.

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

Program Requirements

Pathway Total: 20 Credits

MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

  • Goal 1: Communication 9 Credits

    ENGL 1711 Composition 1   - 4 Credits
    ENGL 1712 Composition 2  - 2 Credits
    COMM 17XX- 3 Credits
  • Goal 2: Critical Thinking
    Fulfilled when 10 goal areas (40 credits) are completed.
  • Goal 3 Natural Science 7 Credits
    Two courses from two different disciplines, one of which must be a lab course.
  • Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 3 Credits
    One course numbered between 1700-1799 or 2700-2799.
  • Goal 5: History, Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences 9 Credits
    Three courses from two different disciplines.
  • Goal 6: Humanities & Fine Arts 9 Credits
    Three courses from two different disciplines.
  • Goal Areas 7-10
    Select courses to meet all 10 Goal Areas

MnTC Requirements Total: 40 Credits

Course Sequence

Students are allowed to take the courses in any sequence. However, all course prerequisites need to be followed. For specific suggestions, please speak with a Pathway Advisor or the program faculty. Students should consult with the Program Advisor each semester.

Not all courses are offered each semester, a selection of courses is offered summer term.

Total Program Credits: 60

If courses are counted in both the Pathway Requirements and the MnTC Requirements students may need to complete additional classes to reach the 60 credit total.

Information is subject to change.This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ on Reading Comprehension or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Arithmetic: Score of 200+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.


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