The 20-credit undergraduate Certificate in Spanish, offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, prepares students for careers in the public and private sectors, working in an array of professional areas that include education and international relations. Additionally, students with this certificate pursue graduate studies in law school, medical school and other professional degree programs.

Certificates are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Campus Location: Main

Program Code: LA-SPAN-CR2+

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Spanish.


The certificate requires completion of six courses, beginning with SPAN 1001 and advancing to more specialized study of Spanish designed to enhance career opportunities in business, communication, government, and social service.

SPAN 1001Basic I4
SPAN 1002Basic II4
SPAN 1003Intermediate3
SPAN 2001Conversational Review3
SPAN 2096Composition 13
Select one 3000-level Spanish elective3
Total Credit Hours20

May be substituted with SPAN 2098.