Languages and Cultures
West Chester University
Dr. Jerome Williams
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
The Spanish minor is fulfilled by completing 18 credits of SPA courses.
To declare the Spanish minor, please fill out an official form in the Department of Languages and Cultures (Main 109).
Some of these credits can be obtained through CBE (Credit by Exam) and/or CLEP Exams.
For more information on CBE and CLEP see:
CLEP Exams can be taken for credit for 101-102 or 201-202 at any time. See the Registrar’s Office or the Department of Languages and Cultures.
Note about CBE: once a student successfully passes a SPA course, the student can’t take CBE for a lower level course. For instance, if a student is enrolled in SPA 201 and passes the course, (s)he can’t register in SPA 102 as CBE the following semester; the student can, however, register for CBE for SPA 102 in the SAME semester the student is enrolled in SPA 201. The same applies for other courses (i.e. registering in SPA 202 as CBE in the same semester that you are taking SPA 301, etc.). Registration for CBE for any course must be done during add/drop period during the first week of the semester, with the consent of the Department of Languages and Cultures (Main 109).
LIN 230 (or LIN 327) is a prerequisite for some SPA courses (340, 353, 365, 370) but it does not count towards the Spanish minor.
ESP courses (culture clusters taught in English) do not count towards the Spanish minor. Only SPA courses count.
Study Abroad and transferring courses to WCU:
If starting the minor in the 101/102 sequence, a minimum grade of B is required in those courses.
A minimum grade of C is required in coursed beyond the 102 level towards the minor.
Examples of students completing the minor by following the options marked in the path above:
For questions, and for advising on what courses to take for the minor,
please visit the Spanish minor advisor.