Certificate in Criminal Justice Spanish

The Certificate Program in Criminal Justice Spanish focuses on specialized competency‑based and profession‑oriented language and culture instruction for students in criminal justice and related fields to meet the needs for expertise and competence in the Spanish language and cultures. 

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 6000-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 6000-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements (18 units)

Admission to the Program
1.  Students must meet general university admission requirements.
2.  Students in all majors are eligible to participate in this program.

Required Courses

SPAN 2261Intermediate Criminal Justice Spanish I4
SPAN 2262Intermediate Criminal Justice Spanish II4
SPAN 3061Criminal Justice and Cultures of Spain and Latin America3
SPAN 4401Spanish for the Professions (Needs to be Criminal Justice)3
SPAN 4402Spanish for the Professions Activity (Needs to be Criminal Justice)1
SPAN 5557Study Abroad and International Experience (OR equivalent service-learning course)3
Total Units18