The 18-credit Certificate in Spanish and Latinx Studies for the Health and Human Services Professions prepares undergraduate students to communicate effectively in Spanish within medical and related human-service areas. The combination of courses in this certificate program is designed to make participants especially qualified to provide health and human services to members of the Latinx community.

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-SLSH-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 and Latinx Studies for the Health and Human Services Professions.


To earn this certificate, students need a minimum of 18 credits.

Spanish Language - Select three of the following:9
Basic I
Basic II
Conversational Review
Hispanic Readings
Intensive Practice in the Four Skills 1
Advanced Intensive Practice in the Four Skills 1
Spanish for Heritage and Bilingual Speakers
Select one of the following coures in Spanish language for health/medical professions: 3
Spanish for Health Professions
Medical Spanish
Select one of the following courses focused on Latin American culture:3
Perspectives on Latin America
Latin America through Film and Fiction
Latin America through Film
The Cultures of Latin America
The Hispanic World
Select one of the following courses on Latinx population in the United States:3
Latino Immigration
Latino Immigration
Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia
Topics in Latino Studies
Latino Identity in the United States
U.S. Latino/a Studies
Total Credit Hours18

SPAN 1076 or SPAN 2098 count as two courses; each is 9 s.h. and taught in connection with the Latin American Studies Semester (LASS), an immersion program offered every spring.  Students who choose this option need only take one additional course from this list.