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Did you know that by 2050 the United States could have more Spanish speakers than any other country?

Spanish continues to gain ground as a widely spoken, national and international language, making the ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken Spanish an invaluable intellectual, social, cultural, and professional resource. Spanish is the official or co-official language of 21 countries, and with more than 400 million speakers worldwide (projected increase to about 530 million by 2050), it is the third most widely spoken language on the planet after Mandarin and English.

Students must earn admission to the School of Business to be eligible for the certificate in Spanish studies for business majors. The certificate can be declared in consultation with the Spanish undergraduate advisor.

Certificate Requirements

SPANISH 329 undefined
SPANISH 359 3
Select one course from the following:3
SPANISH 361
SPANISH 363
Select additional credits from Spanish 300-4996
Total Credits12

SPANISH COURSES 300–499

SPANISH 311 3
SPANISH 319 1-3
SPANISH 320 3
SPANISH 321 3
SPANISH 322 3
SPANISH 323 3
SPANISH 324 3
SPANISH 325 3
SPANISH 326 3
SPANISH 327 3
SPANISH 331 3
SPANISH 414 3
SPANISH 417 3-4
SPANISH 429 3
SPANISH 435 3
SPANISH 446 3
SPANISH 451 3
SPANISH 453 3
SPANISH 460 3
SPANISH 461 3
SPANISH 462 3
SPANISH 463 3
SPANISH 464 3
SPANISH 466 1
SPANISH 467 3
SPANISH 468 3
SPANISH 469 3
SPANISH 470 3
SPANISH 471 3
SPANISH 472 3
SPANISH 473 1-4
SPANISH 474 1-4
SPANISH 475 1-4
SPANISH 476 1-4

Residence and Quality of Work

  • Minimum 3.000 GPA in all Certificate courses
  • 8 SPANISH credits in residence 
  • 6 SPANISH credits, taken at UW–Madison

Certificate COMPLETION REQUIREMENT

This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.

  1. Develop communication skills in Spanish; integrate these skills to exchange and assess ideas effectively and with level-appropriate accuracy; and practice pragmatic, linguistic and stylistic norms in a formal, professional register of standard Spanish in a variety of written and oral assignments.
  2. Acquire specialized vocabulary related to business and commerce; analyze authentic informational, financial and marketing materials in Spanish; and incorporate the newly-acquired vocabulary and business-related knowledge into their speech and writing.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of Hispanic cultures, including awareness of the social, cultural, and linguistic diversity that characterizes the Spanish-speaking world, as well as familiarity with basic methods of literary, cultural and/or linguistic analysis.

ADVISING

Karen Francis, Undergraduate Advisor
karen.francis@wisc.edu
608-265-3183
1008 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Spanish & Portuguese Undergraduate Advising

CAREERS

myBiz Careers and Internships

Professors Beilin, Bilbija, Close, Corfis, De Ferrari, Egea, Hernández, Hildner, Hutchinson, Medina, Podestá, Sanchez, Sapega

Associate Professors Alcalá-Galán, Ancos-García, Armstrong, Cerezo Paredes, Goldgel-Carballo, Pellegrini, Rao, Stafford, Tejedo Herrera

Senior Lecturer Mercado

Faculty Associate Pujol

Associate Faculty Associates Fondow, Neumayer, Rodríguez-Guridi

Department Administrator Simpson

Graduate Coordinator Zimmer

Program Associate Tanner

Financial Specialist McLimans

Undergraduate Advisor Francis