BUSCA offers the Spanish-speaking community the degree of Associate of Arts with a concentration in English for Academic Purposes. During their studies, students will take at least one course from each required Institutional Learning Outcomes. All 60 credits from the courses in BUSCA are transferrable to a bachelor’s degree at La Salle.
The BUSCA curriculum is designed to help the students become proficient in English in an educational environment that is comfortable and challenging. The goal is for graduates to have the academic and linguistic skills they need to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at La Salle, if desired.
It is important for students to complete the courses in the sequence noted below in order to avoid a delay in their graduation date.
Students must earn a C or better in all courses marked with an asterisk to move onto the next course in the sequence.
|INST 105*||Academic Discourse I: Writing|
|LIT 100*||Translingual and Transcultural Literature|
|COM 150||Presentation Skills|
|SPN 203||Spanish for Heritage Speakers|
|CSC 151||Introduction to Computing Using Packages|
|ENG 110*||College Writing 1: Persuasion (Prerequisite: INST 105)|
|LIT 150*||Modern European and Latin American Writers (Prerequisite: LIT 100)|
|SPN 204||Spanish for Heritage Speakers (Prerequisite: SPN 203)|
|MTH 150||Mathematics: Myths and Realities|
|Controlled elective #1||(Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better)|
|ENG 210*||College Writing 2: Research (Prerequisite: ENG 110)|
|LIT 250*||Selected Topics in Western Literature (Prerequisite: LIT 150)|
|REL 100||Religion Matters|
|Controlled elective #2||(Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better)|
|Controlled elective #3||(Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better)|
|BSCA 250**||BUSCA Capstone Seminar (Prerequisite: ENG 210)|
|BIO 158||Life Science: A Human Approach|
|PHL 152||Ethics and the Good Life|
|Controlled elective #4||(Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better)|
|Controlled elective #5||(Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better)|
** Students must pass the capstone course, BSCA 250, with a minimum final grade of “C” to earn their Associate Degree.
A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required to receive the associate degree.
BUSCA students may apply to a bachelor’s degree program at La Salle University only upon graduation from BUSCA with the associate degree and a minimum final grade of “C” in BSCA 250.