Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Spanish Certificates

The Business Spanish Certificate and the Spanish for Healthcare Ceritificate provide undergraduate students the opportunity to develop fluency and precision in spoken and written Spanish so that they can effectively communicate in business or medical professional settings. All undergraduate students, regardless of major or college, are eligible for these certificate programs.  For questiosn about the certificates, email Spanish.certificates@utexas.edu.

Business Spanish Certificate

Between 18 and 24 semester credit hours of Spanish, consisting of: 

  1. SPN 601D - First-Year Spanish I
  2. SPN 610D - First-Year Spanish II

  3. SPN 311 - Intermediate Spanish*

  4. SPN 314 - Spanish Conversation and Culture*

  5. SPN 327C - Advanced Grammar and Writing in Context

  6. SPN 367D - Business in Hispanic Life and Culture

For heritage speakers of Spanish:

  1. SPN 604 - Accelerated Introductory Spanish for Heritage Learners
  2. SPN 311J - Accelerated Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Learners*
  3. SPN 314J - Writing and Culture in Context for Heritage Learners* 
  4. SPN 327N - Academic Writing for Heritage Speakers
  5. SPN 367D - Business in Hispanic Life and Culture

 

Spanish for Medical Professions Certificate 

Between 18 and 24 semester credit hours of Spanish, consisting of:  

  1. SPN 601D - First-Year Spanish I
  2. SPN 610D - First-Year Spanish II

  3. SPN 311 - Intermediate Spanish*

  4. SPN 314 - Spanish Conversation and Culture*

  5. SPN 327C - Advanced Grammar and Writing in Context

  6. SPN 367C -Spanish for the Health Care Professions

For heritage speakers of Spanish:

  1. SPN 604 - Accelerated Introductory Spanish for Heritage Learners
  2. SPN 311J - Accelerated Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Learners*
  3. SPN 314J - Writing and Culture in Context for Heritage Learners* 
  4. SPN 327N - Academic Writing for Heritage Speakers
  5. SPN 367C - Spanish for the Health Care Professions

*SPN 311 & SPN 314 may be taken concurrently, SPN 311J &  SPN 314J may be taken concurrently.   

 

How to Get Started

Students following the 2016-18 Undergraduate Catalog and newer catalogs should apply for the certificate through the Registrar's online minor and certificate application system as soon as they are sure they are pursuing the certificate. The certificate is automatically approved for all applicants. Once you have been approved, you will need to contact your assigned academic advisor in your major to have the certificate added to your official degree profile. You can start the coursework for the certificate at any time by registering for the required courses.

 

Apply to Receive Your Certificate

2016-18 and later Undergraduate Catalogs

In most cases, for students in newer catalogs, certificates will be attached to the student's degree profile and visible on their online degree audit. If your certificate is attached to your degree profile, all you need to do to graduate with your certificate is apply to graduate with your college. No further action is needed. However, in other cases, typically when a student is pursuing more than one credential, a student's certificate may be "standalone" and not attached to their degree profile. If you are pursuing a standalone certificate, then you will need to apply for your certificate using the Liberal Arts Credential Application. Students should apply for certification when they complete their undergraduate degree or the certificate program, whichever comes later. (The certificate may be earned up to a year after earning Bachelor’s degree.)

Please direct all Spanish Certificate questions to Spanish.certificates@utexas.edu.


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