Spanish for the Professions


The Spanish for the Professions certificate provides the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge necessary for working in our increasingly global community, focusing specifically on the Spanish-speaking world. Coursework builds cultural background and communicative proficiency, while providing profession-specific language and experience.

About this Program

Certificates must comply with the Certificate Policy.

Department Information

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies endeavors to achieve excellence in research, teaching, and public service related to the languages, literature, and cultures of the areas and countries where Spanish and Portuguese are spoken.


Spanish Email | Portuguese Email
352.392.2016 (tel) | 352.392.5679 (fax)

P.O. Box 117405


Related Programs

To be eligible to complete the certificate, students must have a minimum grade of C in SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or equivalent background. Nine of the twelve credits must be earned in a UF program. At least nine credits of coursework must be unique to the Spanish for the Professions certificate out of all other certificates and minors.

The certificate program is open to all undergraduates.

Required Courses

SPN 3414Advanced Spanish Conversation 23
or SPN 4314 Advanced Spanish Composition and Structure for Heritage Learners
SPN 3510Culture and Civilization of Spain3
or SPN 3520 Culture and Civilization of Spanish America
SPN 3948Spanish in the Community3
Select one professional Spanish course:3
Spanish for Health Professions
Commercial Spanish
Marketing and Advertising in the Spanish-Speaking World
Spanish Translation: Bridging Cultures
Spanish for the Legal Professions
Topics in Spanish and Spanish American Culture and Civilization (Spanish for Educators) 1
Total Credits12

Or an alternative selected topics section approved by the undergraduate coordinator.