Spanish Language Certificate

The Foreign Language Certificate and the Honors Foreign Language Certificate are intended to enhance the international dimension of the University of Delaware Bachelor's degree by providing students with direct exposure to a foreign language and culture in an immersion setting.

To earn a Bachelor's degree with a Foreign Language Certificate in Spanish or an Honors Foreign Language Certificate in Spanish, a student is required to complete a designated sequence of four courses at the 200 and 300 levels. This is accomplished through a combination of two courses taken during the Winter or Summer Sessions in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Panama, or Costa Rica and two courses taken on the Delaware campus.

Students pursuing a major or minor in the language of the certificate are not eligible to earn these certificates.

To earn a Bachelor's degree with a Foreign Language Certificate in Spanish, a student must complete the following sequence of four 200 and 300 level Spanish courses with no grade below a C:

Study Abroad Session in Spain, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Panama,
or Costa Rica:

SPAN 206 Culture through Conversation .................................3 credits
and one of the following:
SPAN 207 Contemporary Latin America I ................................3 credits
(Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama)
SPAN 208 Contemporary Spain I ..............................................3 credits
(Spain)

Delaware Campus:

SPAN 2xx (excluding 205)............................................................3 credits
SPAN 3xx ....................................................................................3 credits

To earn a BA degree with an Honors Foreign Language Certificate in Spanish, a student must:

  1. Complete the above sequence of four 200 and 300 level Spanish courses with no grade below a B-
  2. Take all four of these courses for Honors credit.
  3. Achieve a 3.000 cumulative grade index by the time of completion of the course requirements.

Students who have successfully completed these requirements will be awarded an Honors Foreign Language Certificate, and the award will be recorded on the recipient's official transcript.