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Translation (English and Spanish), Undergraduate Certificate

The 12-credit Translation Certificate is designed for undergraduate students who desire to obtain specific training in the area of English- Spanish-English translation. Credits successfully earned with the certificate program may be used toward the Spanish Major on the B.A. / B.S. degree. Students may substitute courses only upon approval of the Spanish Section Coordinator.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Prerequisite for admission: completion of SPN 331WI Advanced Grammar and Composition with a grade of B or better (3 credits), or demonstration of Spanish language abilities at the advanced-low level in writing and reading (according to ACTFL scale) by means of an entrance test.

To earn the certificate, students must successfully complete the set of required courses and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all required and elective courses.

The certificate may be granted after completion of 12 credits.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (6 hours)

SPN 375Introduction to Spanish/English Translation


SPN 475Theory and Practice of Translation


Electives (6 hours)

Select two of the following, chosen in consultation with an advisor:

SPN 350Spanish for the Professions


SPN 385Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics


SPN 431WIAdvanced Writing in Spanish


SPN 440Translating Hispanic Voices


SPN 470Advanced Studies in Spanish


SPN 495Professional Internship in Spanish


Note: For SPN 470, select a section in consultation with a Certificate advisor.

Total: 12 semester hours