Undergraduate

Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate programs prepare you to enter a 21st century workforce that values critical thinking, problem-solving and effective communicating. That's why our graduates are leaders and innovators in all fields, across all industries.  We offer 35 undergraduate majors and 36 minors and endless Philadelphia possibilities. With over 4,400 undergraduate students, you'll be in excellent company.

We also offer several +1 Accelerated Degree Programs arranged between undergraduate and graduate departments. These programs enable academically qualified students to earn a bachelor's and an advance degree - graduating sooner than they would have completing two distinct programs. Read more about our accelerated degree programs and see if there is a fit for you! 


 

Africology and African American Studies

The undergraduate program in African American studies centers on the inspiring contributions that Africans—both continental and diaspora—have made on the road to human excellence. Our students are exposed to national and international leaders who share the history and 21st century reality of African culture, history, literature, languages and community. We teach critical, analytical, research and creative skills to prepare students for roles of effective agency. Students will learn to lead in the intellectual, research and social activist domains of professional and community life.

We offer a minor to undergraduate students interested in learning about the thought, behavior and practices of African people around the globe. Students learn about the contributions and challenges that Africans have made and confronted on the road to human excellence. They discuss important and relevant issues regarding race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and culture.

American Studies

American studies explores patterns and connections in US life. We look at the big themes, such as labor, mobility, migration, art, place, race, gender, and play. In the courses on social change, art, and work, for instance, we look at how Americans think, talk and express ideas in song, stories, and photographs. American Studies considers how these themes contribute to individual, family and community life, looking at the politics of American culture through a variety of lenses.

A minor in American studies can help launch your career in journalism, business, education and other fields that are served by creative thinking that draws inspiration from more than one area. Minors take six courses in American studies, at least three of which must be from three different American studies core areas. Most students find a minor can be accommodated within their regular program.

Anthropology

Delve into the origins of humanity with one of the most comprehensive undergraduate programs available in anthropology. Course work spans archeology, biology, culture, linguistics and society. Gain a grasp on the developments and interconnections that shaped the modern world. Our graduates have successfully completed post-graduate training in a variety of health care fields, including medicine, dentistry, physician’s assistant, nursing, physical therapy, optometry, and podiatry. Human biology students take courses in biological anthropology, along with required courses in biology, and course options in biology, kinesiology, public health, and sociology. This program is designed to provide our students with a solid academic foundation, the diversified background and the critical reading/writing skills that health science professional schools require.

The human biology track offers a unique perspective on the genomic, environmental and behavioral basis of human variability for students interested in careers in health care. Our graduates have successfully completed post-graduate training in a variety of health care fields, including medicine, dentistry, physician’s assistant, nursing, physical therapy, optometry, and podiatry. Human biology students take courses in biological anthropology, along with required courses in biology, and course options in biology, kinesiology, public health, and sociology. This program is designed to provide our students with a solid academic foundation, the diversified background and the critical reading/writing skills that health science professional schools require.

The BA track in visual anthropology is designed for students interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the world's varied systems of visual representation. You will combine cultural anthropology with the study and practice of visual communication, and learn about topics and methods in social sciences, humanities and media arts. This track is appropriate for students interested in popular culture, fine arts, film, literature, performance, media and other forms of communication.

We offer two minors—general anthropology and anthropology of visual communication—to undergraduate students interested in exploring the study of human origins, development and diversity.

The minor in visual communication will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the world's varied systems of visual representation.

Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies

A comprehensive array of content courses will enable students to achieve the cultural competencies needed for communicating effectively. All students majoring in Chinese will be strongly encouraged to spend at least one semester abroad in intensive language study at a Chinese university to help them build their language skills while also fostering their cultural competencies.

A Chinese major prepares students for careers in fields ranging from government to business that require or benefit from China-related expertise. The degree also prepares students to transition to graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences as well as to professional schools in areas such as law and information sciences.

We offer a certificate program in Asian business and society that allows undergraduate students to explore international trade, economics, language and writing. This certificate program helps students find employment in private firms, nonprofit organizations or educational institutions. Some may choose to enter graduate programs in law, business or academic fields, including Asian studies. Students interested in exploring the fundamentals of this discipline further may choose to do so with a minor.

The minor in Arabic focuses on intermediate and advanced language skills and an understanding of contemporary Arabic culture. Students who already have a grounding in Arabic and are interested in languages, literature, film, and culture will find this minor of particular interest. This program is ideal for students considering careers in international business, government service, or other professions where foreign language proficiency is important. Students who place out of one or more of the Arabic language courses may replace those requirements with independent study or electives as approved by the department.

Our Chinese minor will teach you the language and cultural skills necessary for a career in international business, government service or other professions where Chinese language proficiency is important. This program also contributes to meeting the diverse language needs of students with personal or academic interests in China and its culture.

This minor requires five courses taken in Chinese and one course focused on some aspect of Chinese history, politics, or culture taken in another department or program. Students should see the faculty in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies for more information on placement and appropriate course selection.

The minor can only be taken as part of an undergraduate degree program. An average GPA of 2.0 in all Chinese courses as well as a minimum grade of C- must be earned in all courses used for the minor.

Our minor in Japanese will teach you about Japanese literature, history, anthropology, religion and geography.

Asian Studies

Our bachelor’s degree in Asian studies teaches students to recognize the way language serves as a cultural foundation. Students have an opportunity to take initiative in educating themselves or focus on a subject of theme of personal interest. They may concentrate on a geographic area, field or theme to combine language with the study of politics, history, society, art, religion, philosophy and literature. We give students a foundation for living or working in Asia. They may also chose to continue their studies through developing a knowledge base, cross-cultural sensitivity, analytic thinking, and communication skills in English and Asian languages.

This interdisciplinary minor focuses on Asian American history, culture, and contemporary issues as well as their Asian roots and American context. The minor is six courses (18 s.h.): four in Asian American studies, one in American studies, and one Asian studies course under an Asian studies or cross-listed number, as distributed in the requirements list. In lieu of taking regular academic courses, students can also earn credits through fieldwork and independent study under a professor's guidance.

Students pursing a minor in Asian Studies will learn about the broad foundations of at least one major Asian culture. This may also take part in critical discourse regarding politics, history, society, art, religion, philosophy and literature. This program is a useful credential for majors in education, journalism and communication, social administration, health science, social science, humanities, history, pre-law studies and business fields.

The Asian studies minor requires a minimum of 18 credits, but may require more if the language requirement is not satisfied by examination of oral/aural and reading skills in any Asian language approved by the Asian studies head advisor.

Criminal Justice

We offer a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice that fosters an understanding of the nature of crime, and the effectiveness and fairness of society's efforts to prevent and control it. Our program emphasizes critical thinking about the problems that shape developments in research, practice, policy and reform. We teach students the skills necessary to begin a career in the field.

High-achieving undergraduates will be invited by the department faculty to apply for the five-year 4+1 BA/MA program.

We offer a minor in criminal justice to students who want to prepare for a chance to work in several different areas of criminal justice and social services. The minor provides you with the fundamental of criminal laws and the criminal justice system, giving you the ability to choose from a variety of upper level electives that interest you.

Economics

The major in economics will expose you to the economist's way of thinking about social problems and behavior. Our BA program provides the essential background for study of economics at the graduate level and is designed for those who are planning for careers in economics, as well as professional careers. This program is also good preparation for those looking to pursue a career in law or business.

Through the cooperative education option, students may earn income while gaining valuable work experience which can enhance their job market prospects upon graduation. By completing an academic research project under the guidance of a faculty member, co-op students may earn credit for ECON 3581.

The mathematical economics program is a platform for systematic concentration in the mathematical approach to economics. Economics has progressed in the last several decades by making extensive use of mathematical techniques. As a result, students who wish to pursue graduate study in economics, finance, accounting, and other disciplines that make an extensive use of economics need a thorough grounding in both economics and mathematics.

Our curriculum provides this grounding with a broad selection of courses that cover all important areas of economics and the mathematical tools required for a critical, deep mastery of these areas. This program is especially recommended for those students who intend to pursue graduate studies in economics.

We offer a minor in economics to students interested in thinking about social problems and behavior through the lens of an economist so they can better understand economic aspects of current events and public policy. The program is designed for students majoring in other subjects who want more exposure to economics than would be covered in the two introductory economics courses.

English

The English major helps students develop as readers of interesting, complex texts, including literary texts. Majors read writing from a variety of historical contexts and cultures; this experience builds their understanding of the relation between society and language. English majors become critical and reflective readers, aware of the history and development of writing in English. They are also good, inventive writers who are able to analyze problems, do careful and inventive research, argue and evaluate the arguments of others.

The English major is good preparation for a career in writing or editing—of stories, speeches, legal documents, advertising, research projects, poems, grant proposals, essays, or letters. English majors also find careers in publishing and journalism, public relations, business, industry, management, marketing, social services, and government. English is a strong pre-professional major for law, medicine, library science, and teaching, from the elementary to the post-secondary level.

The English major helps students develop as readers of interesting, complex texts. Majors read writing from a variety of historical contexts and cultures, building their understanding of the relation between society and language. English majors become critical and reflective readers, aware of the history and development of writing in English. They are also inventive writers who are able to analyze problems, do careful research, argue and evaluate the arguments of others.

A BA in English is good preparation for a career in writing or editing—of stories, speeches, legal documents, advertising, research projects, poems, grant proposals, essays or letters. English majors also find careers in publishing and journalism, public relations, business, industry, management, marketing, social services and government. English is a strong pre-professional major for law, medicine, library science, and teaching, from the elementary to the post-secondary level.

The writing certificate offers a quick path to specialization in advanced expository and professional writing, creative writing, and rhetoric. Study the fundamentals of advanced expository and professional writing, creative writing and writing theory—and advance your writing skills.

Delve into interesting and complex literary texts and develop your writing, researching and critical thinking skills with a minor in English. We build students’ understanding of the relationship between society and language.

French, German, Italian and Slavic

Our bachelor’s degree in French helps students develop skill in reading, writing and oral communication in French. Students acquire a deep understanding of the literature, cinema, history and traditions of one or more Francophone cultures. They perfect their linguistic skills and study various forms of cultural production from other nations. They strengthen their ability to analyze and interpret the language and culture—and gain insight into their own identities and assumptions.

German is one of the great world languages and leading Western cultures. The German-speaking national block is a leading economic power in the world community and is a leader in job creation, technology, innovation and creativity in the global arena. An education in German helps students achieve their learning goals, whether you want to engage in business with German partners, work in government or in the media, or participate in German culture. Our students develop skills in reading, writing and oral communication while acquiring a rich understanding of the literature, cinema, history and culture of the German-speaking world.

Build proficiency with an emphasis on the Italian cultural, global and national identity. Our program provides a window into Italian culture and teaches students language retention, competency and proficiency. The major will prepare you for a career requiring analytical thinking and communication skills in fields such as education, academia, business, international business, government service, travel and tourism.

We offer a foreign language certificate in French program that provides students with a foundation in the French language. It also introduces courses such as French for business, conversation and reading. Students strengthen their ability to analyze and interpret the language and culture—and gain insight into their own identities and assumptions.

We offer a foreign language certificate in German that provides students with a foundation in the German language. It also introduces courses such as conversation, reading and composition. Students strengthen their ability to analyze and interpret the language and culture.

Our six-course, 20-credit certificate program teaches the fundamentals of the Italian language, as well as background on Italian culture and Italian for business.

The minor in French offers students the opportunity to develop skill in reading, writing and oral communication in French. Students learn about French literature and culture. They strengthen their ability to analyze and interpret the language and culture—and gain insight into their own identities and assumptions.

We offer a minor in German will help you develop skills in reading, writing and oral communication in German. With this minor, students can engage in business with German partners, work in government or in the media and participate in German culture.

We help students build language proficiency with an emphasis on the Italian cultural, global and national identity. Students will develop skills in reading, writing and oral communication.

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Our bachelor’s degree program examines women, gender and sexuality in the U.S. and around the world. Students will explore how these subjects relate to other social categories such as race, class, disability, nationality and ethnicity. You will learn to apply the methods and theories of social scientists, historians, philosophers and literary critics to the study of women's experiences, gender and sexual identities. Our students explore a growing body of feminist theories that revise our understanding of gender, society and culture. This program will help students transform traditional fields of study utilizing new methodologies, data, theories and frameworks developed by feminist scholars.

The certificate for graduates focuses on gender and explores central concepts of feminist theory and analysis through coursework. It can be earned at Temple in conjunction with graduate or doctoral work in a wide variety of subjects. The certificate can also be earned through a freestanding course of study not linked to a graduate degree.

Students in our minor program examine the social, historical and cultural variables of women's material and cultural experiences. You will explore gender as an analytical category, identity and social force. You will also study the social, political and cultural functioning of sexuality in society.

Students learn to apply the methods and theories of social scientists, historians, philosophers and literary critics to the study of women's experiences, gender and sexual identities. They explore a growing body of feminist theories that revise our understanding of gender, society and culture.

Our minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies (LGBT) enables students to become familiar with concepts, theories, history, literature and socio-political issues concerning the LGBT community. It also gives students an opportunity to examine and think critically about the intersections of sexuality, sex, and gender and become aware of the diversity of attitudes about sexuality in different cultures and historical eras.

Geography and Urban Studies

The bachelor’s degree in environmental studies for students interested in learning about environmental processes, the geography of natural resources and geospatial technologies. We teach qualitative and quantitative social science research methods to help students understand the relationships between people and their environment. This major prepares students for graduate programs in environmental studies, law, geography, planning and other fields.

Our BA program emphasizes geographic theory and methods for the study of urban and regional processes and problems around the world. We equip students with the tools necessary to understand and address the environmental, economic, social and political challenges central to the well-being of billions of people today. We focus on globalization, sustainability and social justice in order to understand the unique obstacles and opportunities we face today on a global scale.

Geospatial technology is considered a high-growth industry by the U.S. Department of Labor and employers are seeking candidates trained in geospatial technologies. Its uses are so pervasive in modern industry that the market is growing at an annual rate of almost 35 percent with faster than average job growth expected over the next ten years. Training in GIS will give you the skills you need to take on advanced research positions in technology-based companies, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. This certificate is open to students in all majors across all colleges and schools at Temple University.

Our minor program helps students gain the intellectual and methodological frameworks and tools to understand crucial environmental issues and their impact on individuals, society and the planet. Students are introduced to physical geography, an understanding of the economic system and social science methods that then prepare them for the upper-level electives. 

Many students pursue the environmental studies minor as a complement to their primary program of study, such as business, geography and urban studies, science and technology, and communications.

Our undergraduate minor is designed for students interested in exploring how space, place and scale shape the interaction between environment and society around the world. The innovative program combines the analytical frameworks of the discipline of geography with the study of urbanization and environment, in both U.S. and international settings. Many students pursue the geography and urban studies minor as a complement to their primary program of study, such as business, environmental studies, architecture, and communications.

Global Studies

Our bachelor’s degree in global studies is an interdisciplinary program that invites students to learn from a wide array of knowledge and methods in order to be better prepared for a global world. The curriculum offers a foundation through a set of four introductory courses, as well as specialization in one of three tracks: global security, global economy and global cultures. The tracks allow the students to identify a specialized program of study that draws from a structured set of requirements and electives, culminating in a research-based and writing-intensive capstone seminar.

We offer a minor in global studies for students interested in understanding globalization and its impact on national and international security, the globalized economy and global cultures. The minor includes the primary features of the major coursework, without the requirements for foreign language and regional enrichment.

Greek and Roman Classics

Study the institutions and cities of ancient Greece and Rome; explore the meaning and function of art, gender, race and slavery in ancient times. Develop proficiency in Greek or Latin and read what ancient historians thought of their world. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Classics, Classical Civilizations concentration.

Pursue in-depth study of Latin or Greek, and learn to read ancient texts in their original languages. Study abroad in Rome to experience the architecture, geography and topography that inspired the ancients. Analyze the plays, mythologies and treatises that form the foundation of our modern jurisprudence and social norms. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Classics, Classical Languages and Literature concentration.

Study the cultures and languages of two major civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world. You will select from two major concentrations based on your interests and goals: classical civilizations or classical languages and literature. Both options offer a sound liberal arts background—skills in critical thinking, reading, and expressing oneself fluently and with cultural sophistication—that prepares you for success in any career.

Minor in Ancient Mediterranean Studies - We offer a minor in ancient Mediterranean studies for students interested in learning about the literature, culture, and history of the ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Courses examine Greek and Roman languages, culture, and literature, and treat the ways the Greeks and Romans have influenced our political, legal, and liberal arts disciplines.

Minor in Classical Languages and Literature - We offer a minor in classical languages and literature for students interested in engaging in significant study of ancient Greek and/or Latin while majoring in a different field at Temple. Addition of the minor makes a degree in any field more competitive and gives students an edge on exams such as the LSAT, GRE and MCAT.

History

Our bachelor’s degree in history is designed for students with the curiosity to study who we are, how our world was shaped over time and how the past informs our present lives. We divide courses between American, European and non-Western history. Within each division, students can choose courses in political, diplomatic, social, cultural, economic, gender and ethnic history. This program prepares students for a career in law, education, academia, business, government and other fields.

Our minor program is designed for students with the curiosity to study who we are, how our world was shaped over time and how the past informs our present lives. A minor in history is a complement to other majors and programs at Temple University—from medicine to journalism, from computer science to finance and from film to marketing.

Latin American Studies

Learn about Latin America's art, literature and religious thought and how its people have been universally recognized for their contribution to world civilization. Students explore the ways in which extreme social inequality persists in Latin America today. Students will understand how the rapid urban growth, dramatic ecological change and political upheavals in Latin America have powerful local and global implications. Students will learn to demonstrate a reading and speaking knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese.

Our minor program focuses on the cultural study of Latin America, its contribution to world civilization and its past and present social issues. The program is valuable to students who want to engage in technical, professional, business or government work involving Latin America. Students will learn the reading knowledge and speaking facility of Spanish or Portuguese.

Liberal Studies

Receive college credit for work experience and previous coursework. Finish your degree online, or take evening courses at any of Temple’s three Philadelphia area colleges. The BA in Liberal Studies offers flexible course scheduling, up to six credits for work experience and the opportunity to apply for transfer credits from other colleges. Featuring a broad curriculum, you can select either a Humanities or Social Science track and design a plan of study to meet the needs of your personal and professional goals. 

Neuroscience

Our program enables students to pursue a curriculum in several departments, colleges and schools at Temple. Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field addressing neural and brain function at multiple levels. It encompasses a broad domain that ranges from molecular genetics and neural development, to brain processes involved in cognition and emotion, to mechanisms and consequences of neurodegenerative disease. The field also includes mathematical and physical principles involved in modeling neural systems and in brain imaging.

The Minor in Neuroscience Research expands opportunities for Temple students to get research experience and to become more competitive in their applications to graduate and professional schools. The required courses in the Neuroscience Research Minor focus on basic neuroscience, cellular and molecular neuroscience, and neuroscientific techniques. Because of some overlap in coursework, the students must choose to minor in either the Neuroscience Research or the Cognitive Neuroscience minor.

Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of the most basic questions that underlie all other fields of study and practice, such as: What is the nature of reality? How can we distinguish right from wrong, and truth from falsehood? How should we organize society and act toward one another? It concentrates on how these basic questions manifest themselves as foundational issues within specific fields of inquiry—like, art, law, economics, history, science, mathematics, psychology, biology and so on. Our BA in philosophy provides a background for the further study of philosophy and builds a foundation for various professions in business, government and professional schools.

Interested in attending law school? Studying philosophy will give you a strong foundation in the skills necessary for a legal career: critical, analytical thinking, communication and organizational skills. We make special provisions for you, as indicated under the BA requirements.

The Certificate in Ethics is offered by the Philosophy Department to all Temple undergraduates, whatever their major or minor. The Certificate is awarded at the time of the completion of the baccalaureate degree.

We offer a minor in philosophy that extends the breadth of students’ education and shapes their understanding of the world. Our minor in philosophy provides a background for the further study of philosophy and builds a foundation for various professions in business, government and professional schools. Students gain the ability to think and analyze problems both in great depth and great breadth.

Political Science

Our BA program gives students a broad education in the study of American politics, international relations and classical and modern political thought. Students learn about political behavior, governments, political processes and public policies. They develop sophisticated analytical arguments, strong written and oral presentation skills and the capacity to conduct empirical research.

The program focuses on the interaction between government and the economy and is ideal preparation for students planning careers in either the public or private sector. It also provides an excellent foundation for graduate studies in law, the social sciences, and public administration. The program is open to all matriculated students in the university. Contact Dr. Sandra Suarez for specific details and requirements.

Our minor in political science exposes students to the study of American politics, international relations and classical and modern political thought. Students learn about political behavior, governments, political processes and public policies. They develop sophisticated analytical arguments, strong written and oral presentation skills and the capacity to conduct empirical research.

Psychology

We offer a bachelor’s degree in psychology that provides a modern curriculum, ranging from biological bases of cognition and behavior to sociocultural influences on human interactions and psychological disorders. Our program is designed to develop students’ critical thinking skills through emphasis of the scientific basis of psychology and courses in statistics and research methodology. Students are encouraged to develop applied skills through experiential learning in research laboratories and community–based internships. An individually tailored curriculum may be selected for the purpose of preparing students for employment or further study in psychology, neuroscience, medicine, law, business or other fields.

The minor in clinical and health psychology will introduce students to the specialties in psychology that focus on understanding health and illness through the study of the interplay among psychology, biology, and environment. This minor is designed for students who do not major in psychology but have interests in psychology, public health, and other health-related careers (e.g., nursing, speech therapy).

The minor in cognitive neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field with a focus on a fundamental mystery of science: how the mind arises from the brain. A minor in cognitive neuroscience will strengthen the academic record of students who plan to apply for graduate programs.

The minor in psychology introduces students to an array of psychology courses, prepares the student for the minimal course requirements for acceptance to most psychology graduate schools and results in formal university recognition on the student's official transcript.

Religion

Our BA program introduces students to the major religions of the world, including: African and African American religions, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Judaism and Daoism. Our students learn the knowledge and the intellectual, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills essential to succeed in any career.

We offer a minor to students interested in receiving an introduction to the major religions of the world, with an emphasis on the comparison of traditions and their encounters with one another. We instruct courses in African and African American religions, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Taoism.

Sociology

Our bachelor’s program teaches students about sociology, the study of human behavior in the context of the groups, organizations, institutions and societies in which it occurs. We offer courses covering a wide range of topics, including: race and racism, sexuality and gender, health and health care, education, urban life, housing, organizations, family, political life, popular culture, immigration, international development and globalization. The degree prepares students for many careers and graduate programs and provides a broad sociological perspective and specific research, statistical and analytic skills. 

Students who are interested in a career in the health field can pursue a special sociology major focused on health-related coursework.

We offer a minor in sociology for students interested in exploring the sociological perspective, with an emphasis on diversity in culture, values and the human experience. We offer courses covering a wide range of topics, including: race and racism, sexuality and gender, health and health care, education, urban life, housing, organizations, family, political life, popular culture, immigration, international development and globalization.

The Minor in Sociology of Health track, prepares students for graduate studies in sociology, medical, dental, nursing, public health and physical and occupational therapy programs.

The minor in sociology of health prepares students for graduate studies in sociology, medical, dental, nursing, public health and physical and occupational therapy programs.

We offer a minor in sociology for students interested in exploring the sociological perspective, with an emphasis on diversity in culture, values and the human experience. We offer courses covering a wide range of topics, including: contemporary social issues, race and racism, sexuality and gender, health and health care, education, urban life, housing, organizations, family, political life, popular culture, immigration, law, international development and globalization.

Spanish and Portuguese

This degree includes the Spanish-language courses required for certification in Spanish for secondary education in the College of Education. It also satisfies the requirements for the Spanish major in the College of Liberal Arts.

This degree is designed for the student whose career interests focus upon the professional world. Courses in translation, medical, business and legal Spanish form the foundation for this track.

This degree is designed for students who wish to develop advanced language skills in the study of Spanish and Latin American literature, peninsular literature and Linguistics.

Each spring semester, we offer an immersion program in Latin American Studies and Spanish. The program (LASS) combines nine hours of intensive Spanish with six hours of study focusing on geography, history and culture in Latin America, two hours of the LASS Seminar and a three-week trip to Costa Rica. Successful completion of the program is awarded with a certificate of participation. Applications for LASS are received during October and November for the following spring.

This certification is for students who want to advance their language proficiency in Spanish and advance their career opportunities in business, communication, government and social service. 

This certificate combines the study of the Spanish language and Latin American societies to focus on the development of communicative skills, vocabulary and communication strategies for business.

Our certificate program trains students to deliver health and social services to the community in Spanish and English. The program is for doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, clerks and administrators who want to become competent in Spanish and knowledgeable about the Latino community.

A Portuguese minor will help you to acquire bilingual written and oral communication skills, learn problem solving competencies and gain real-world experience. Our program prepares students for our contemporary globalized society through language courses and cultural programs.

Through instruction in the languages, cultures and literatures of Spain, Spanish America and the Luso-Brazilian world, students acquire bilingual written and oral communication skills, problem solving competencies and real world experience.