Certificate in Business Spanish

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers a Certificate in Business Spanish. The program is intended for students who wish to gain targeted, advanced training in Spanish for business without having to complete the full major or minor in Spanish, as well as for those who wish to include the certificate as part of their major or minor. Students in the certificate program will broaden the scope of their scholastic mastery and develop/refine their professional skills, thereby increasing their likelihood of obtaining favorable employment using Spanish in business-related fields in the U.S. and internationally. 

The program’s advanced coursework in Business Spanish is designed to provide students a competitive advantage by professionalizing their written and spoken Spanish and Spanish/English skills while helping prepare them to meet market demands for Spanish-language proficiency and intercultural sophistication, particularly pertaining to business and commercial employment contexts

The certificate requires 9 semester credit hours of advanced Spanish coursework preceded by up to four lower-division prerequisite courses—between zero and credit 14 hours—or testing equivalency with credit optional. While all undergraduate students may pursue this certificate, it is primarily designed to benefit our many bilingual and heritage speakers of Spanish, who routinely test out of all 14 lower-division Spanish credit hours, and our students who will complete (or test out of) most or all lower-division Spanish courses for the foreign language requirement of all Texas State BA degrees.

Required Courses
Testing equivalency or the following:0-14
Beginning Spanish I
and Beginning Spanish II
and Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 3307Advanced Composition for Spanish Heritage Speakers3
or SPAN 3308 Advanced Composition
SPAN 3311Business Spanish I3
SPAN 3312Business Spanish II3
Total Hours9-23

Students interested in pursuing the certificate program should contact the Chair of World Languages & Literatures to discuss testing options for prerequisite coursework in Centennial Hall 214 or visit the Department website at https://www.worldlang.txst.edu/.