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Spanish Language and Culture Certificate

The Spanish Language and Culture Certificate prepares students to gain command of the Spanish language and understand the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. This certificate is for students with studies in an area augmented by fluency in the Spanish language. The certificate can be completed face-to-face, online, or a combination of both.

Students who complete this certificate will be able to communicate with Spanish-speaking colleagues or customers. Students can include the certificate on resumes, indicating a conversational level of Spanish language proficiency. 

Certificate Requirements

Requirements for the Spanish Language and Culture Certificate include:

  • Intermediate level of proficiency. This means students are required to complete: SPAN 2311 and SPAN 2312. Students may also meet this requirement by passing a CLEP test at the approved level. 
  • Students are required to complete three 3000-level courses, one of which must be SPAN 3321.
  • An average grade of "C" or above is required across all three courses. 
  • Students who decide to continue Spanish studies to pursue a minor or a major in Spanish, will not be granted the Certificate.