The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures offers a certificate in translation and interpretation studies. A prospective candidate for the certificate should possess a bilingual facility in Spanish and English. The student must demonstrate writing proficiency in both Spanish and English either by completing with a grade of B (3.0) or better RWS 305W (or pass the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or above, and SPAN 301, SPAN 302, and SPAN 350) or by demonstrating similar written language proficiency prior to starting work on the certificate. The student must complete an interpreting skills admission test with a grade of B (3.0) or better (contact program director). The student may be advised to take SPAN 391 in preparation for the certificate.
Up to nine units in the certificate program may be counted toward the major in Spanish and six units may be counted toward the minor in Spanish.
After meeting the basic requirements for admission, the student must complete with a GPA of 3.0 or better 15 units to include