The certificate requires completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours focusing on comparative grammar, professional writing skills, culture, history and theory, professional ethics, and computer translation and terminology management.

The minimum requirement for the completion of the graduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting is 15 credit hours.

1) All students must take SPAN 661: Foundations of Translation and Interpreting and SPAN 667: Computers in Translation.

2) Students will choose the following courses for a total of six (6) additional credit hours:

  • SPAN 662: Translation and Interpreting Workshop
  • SPAN 663: Commercial and Legal Translation
  • SPAN 664: Literary and Cultural Translation
  • SPAN 665: Scientific, Technical and Medical Translation

  • SPAN 666: Terminology Management
  • SPAN 668: Translation Project Management
  • SPAN 671: Introduction to Interpreting
  • SPAN 672: Legal Interpreting

3) Finally, all students must complete the three-hour internship or directed study, SPAN 669: Final Translation Project.

Coursework towards the Graduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting may count towards the student’s graduate degree. For students in the M.A. program in Spanish, up to six (6) credit hours may count toward both the certificate requirements and the M.A. requirements. (Consult the Director of Graduate Studies in the particular degree program.)