The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with Honors is available to students who have a GPA of at least 3.5 in courses counted for major credit, and an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (by the time of graduation). Intent to complete the major with honors normally should be approved by the undergraduate advisor no later than the second semester of the junior year. To complete the honors program the student must write an Honors Thesis in Spanish in conjunction with a 400 level course. The thesis of a minimum of 30 pages (7,500 words), must be approved by the department's Honors Committee by April 1 of the senior year.
Outstanding Academic and Service Achievement Awards are granted annually to two Spanish B.A. students who have the highest academic achievement and an illustrious service record to the department, USC, and the community at large.
At USC, Michael studied Spanish and Computer Science, and wrote an honors thesis that combined his two main academic interests. Please click on the link below to listen to Michael's summary of "La dialectología estadística y el aprendizaje automático," which he wrote under the direction of Prof. Mario Saltarelli. Read more about Michael.