Program Overview

The undergraduate certificate in workplace Spanish enables students to develop a practical foundation (intermediate-level proficiency) in Spanish with basic vocabulary and cultural competency critical to serving Arkansas’s growing Spanish-speaking population.

The 15-hour, interdisciplinary program is designed for students planning careers in the service professions. While the certificate does not lead to certification as an interpreter or translator, the certificate may be combined with the Spanish minor or major, and its courses can also apply to these programs.

Required Courses (18 hours)

Students who wish to pursue this program must have taken SPAN 1311 Elementary Spanish I and SPAN 1312 Elementary Spanish 2 or have the equivalent proficiency.

In addition to the courses listed below, a three-hour interdisciplinary area studies course (3000/4000-level) is required for completion of the certificate program. The content of this course, to be taken in a discipline outside of Spanish, must relate to Spanish-speaking cultures. To count towards the certificate, the course must be approved by the Chair of the Department of World Languages (ajdeiser@ualr.edu).

Program Details

Admission Requirements

Students who wish to pursue this program must have taken SPAN 1311 Elementary Spanish I and SPAN 1312 Elementary Spanish 2 or have the equivalent proficiency. If a student has advanced coursework or proficiency, it is possible to enter the certificate program at a higher level than SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish and to receive retroactive credit for SPAN 2311 and/or SPAN 2313 Intermediate Spanish 2. Contact the Chair of the Department of World Languages (ajdeiser@ualr.edu) for more information.

Graduation Requirements

Students must obtain a final grade of C or better in all required courses in order to successfully complete this program.

Program Advisor

Dr. Andrew Deiser | Interim Chair, Associate Professor
Department of World Languages | Spanish
501.569.8158 | ajdeiser@ualr.edu | World Languages website

Accreditation

UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.

Disabilities

UALR makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.

  • Cost per credit hour: $280