May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Foreign Languages and Literatures, BA/Hispanic Studies, MA


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Program Coordinator: Almitra Medina (3302 Bate Building; 252-328-2104; medinaa15@ecu.edu)

The Foreign Languages and Literatures, BA/Hispanic Studies, MA accelerated program is initiated while undergraduates are completing the bachelor’s degree with concentrations in Hispanic studies or Hispanic studies education and is intended for outstanding undergraduates. For this program, graduate coursework will begin in a student’s fourth year of undergraduate study and may be completed with one academic year of study beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Undergraduate Hispanic studies or Hispanic studies education majors may apply to the program after completion of a minimum of 72 undergraduate semester hours and can begin taking graduate courses after completion of a minimum of 90 undergraduate semester hours (120 semester hours are required for the Foreign Languages and Literatures, BA). Up to 12 semester hours of graduate courses may be counted towards completion of both the bachelor of arts (BA) degree and the master of arts (MA) degrees.

The minimum GPA at the time of admission and entry to the program is 3.5 in Hispanic studies or Hispanic studies education (SPAN) courses and 3.0 overall. Students are formally admitted to the master’s degree after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed. No graduate course in which a grade of “C” is earned may count toward the graduate degree. It may, however, count towards the undergraduate degree. Students who do not maintain a GPA of 3.0 at the time of matriculation into the master’s degree will be placed on academic probation in their first semester in the master’s program and subject to dismissal from the program if they do not achieve a graduate GPA of 3.0 in courses related to their program of study after 9 semester hours of graduate credit attempted.

Students accepted into the Foreign Languages and Literatures, BA/Hispanic Studies, MA accelerated program may take the following courses:

  • SPAN 6002 (for SPAN elective)
  • SPAN 6003 (for SPAN elective)
  • SPAN 6004 (for SPAN elective)

         and

  • SPAN 6010 (for SPAN 4010 ) or
  • SPAN 6020 (for SPAN 4020 ) or
  • SPAN 6030 (for SPAN 4030 ) or
  • SPAN 6040 (for SPAN elective) or
  • SPAN 6600 (for SPAN elective)

Admission Process


Students interested in the accelerated program should speak with the graduate program director to determine admissibility into the program. Following this discussion, the student and graduate program director should follow the procedures outlined in Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program found in the Admission and Readmission section of the ECU graduate catalog.

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