A student enrolled in a degree program at MSOE may also earn a certificate in Spanish. Upon completion of this course of study, students will have solid communication skills in Spanish and a strong understanding of Spanish, Latin American, and Latinx culture and history. Spanish is spoken by more than 559 million people globally. In the U.S. alone, more than 42 million use Spanish as their primary language of communication. With an additional 12 million bilingual speakers, the U.S. has the second largest population of Spanish speakers in the world. With such compelling numbers, a certificate in Spanish will open students the door to richer professional and personal experiences. Total required credits vary from 6 to 12, depending upon the student’s Spanish language proficiency upon entering this course of study. At least 6 credits must be completed at MSOE to earn the certificate in Spanish. For more information see the certificates policy.
Students with advanced language proficiency who are placed into SPN 4980 are required to take one additional course from those listed below to complete their certificate in Spanish and meet the 6-credit residency requirement. This is not required nor optional for students who start their language courses at MSOE in SPN 1001, SPN 2001, or SPN 3001.