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Undergraduate Certificate
Spanish Language

Spanish Language
Undergraduate Certificate
  • 18 credits
  • Transfer up to 9 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Expand your horizons with a Spanish foreign language area studies undergraduate certificate from UMGC Europe.


An estimated 38 million people in the United States speak Spanish as their first language, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center report. In addition, nearly 400 million people speak Spanish worldwide, making it one of the most prevalent languages globally. Spanish is also one of the six languages of the United Nations. Given the rate of growth of this language and its speakers, obtaining a certificate in Spanish will help provide you with valuable skills and opportunity in the workforce.

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • (3 Credits, SPAN 111)
  • (3 Credits, SPAN 112)
  • (3 Credits, SPAN 211)
    or Spanish Area Studies course
  • (3 Credits, SPAN 212)
    or Spanish Area Studies course

Related Area Studies Courses (6 credits)

Choose from related courses in Spanish culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics

Some examples follow:

  • Any SPAN course(s)
  • (3 Credits, SPAN 333)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 141)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 142)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 337)
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 388Q)

Common Certificate Requirements

  • You must be admitted as a UMGC student.
  • You must complete a total of 18 credits, including at least 9 credits with UMGC.
  • You must complete all required coursework with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all courses. Certificate courses may not be taken as pass/fail.
  • At least half of the total credits you use for any certificate must be earned through graded coursework.
  • You may not use the same course toward completion of more than one certificate. In cases where the same course is required for two certificates, you must replace that course with an approved substitute for the second certificate.
  • No more than half of the total credits for any certificate may be earned through credit by examination, prior-learning portfolio credit, internship/Workplace Learning credit, or transfer credit from other schools.

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