B.A. Spanish for Health Professions

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.A. in Spanish in Health Professions.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1123 or MATH 1153 Recommended 13
Objective 4 - SPAN 11017
Objective 57
Objective 6 6
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 9 - SPAN 22014
Total Credits39

1 “P” courses are equivalent to the original course.   

Major Requirements

Linguistics Core
HCA/CPH 2210/HO 1106Medical Terminology and Communication2
SPAN 1101
SPAN 1102
Elementary Spanish I
and Elementary Spanish II (or equivalent)
(Either SPAN 1101 or SPAN 1102 partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
SPAN 2201Intermediate Spanish I4
Choose at least two (2) courses from the list below to fulfill the 2000-level requirements:6
Intermediate Spanish II
(Either SPAN 2201 or SPAN 2202 satisfy General Education Objective 9)
Spanish for Health Care I
Spanish for Health Care II
SPAN 3300Intensive Conversation3
SPAN 3301Spanish Conversation and Composition3
or SPAN 3302 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
SPAN 4400Spanish Advanced Grammar3
SPAN 4460
SPAN 4461
Spanish Interpretation and Translation I
and Interpretation and Translation II
Health Professions Core9
Select 9 credits minimum; 3 must be upper division:
Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions
Introduction to Health Professions
Global Health and Policy
Global Health Systems
Special Topics in Healthcare
Health Law and Bioethics
Professional Nursing
Independent Problems in Physician Assistant Studies
Medical Ethics
Other Approved Health Science Course
Culture Core6
Select 6 credits minimum; 3 must be upper division:
Latino Peoples and Cultures (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)
Anthropology of Global Health
Human Evolution
Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World
Multicultural Development
Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions
The World Today:Introduction to Global Issues
Gender in Global Affairs (Issues and Impact)
Latin American History and Culture (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)
History of Disease, Medicine, and Society
Critical Analysis of Social Diversity (Satisfies General Education Objective 7)
Study Abroad
Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization
Survey of Latin American Cultures
Hispanic Current Affairs
Spanish Internship
Topics in Language and Culture for the Professions I
Topics in Language and Culture for the Professions II
Other Approved Culture Course
All required courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- (C minus).
Total Credits52

All students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish for the Health Professions must take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Please see your advisor for information regarding this exam.

​Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education39
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)51
Upper Division Free Electives13
Free Electives17
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)