Spanish Certificate

Program Overview

Are you interested in learning the second most common language in the world? Do you want to study abroad or work in an international setting? If so, you should consider PLNU’s certificate in Spanish.

For students who desire to supplement their major area of study with the ability to speak Spanish, the certificate program is designed to strengthen your listening, reading, and writing skills to become conversationally proficient.

Not only will your courses better prepare you to work in a modern, global market, but you will further enrich your classroom knowledge through Hispanic literature, film, and history. And being in the heart of one of America’s most vibrant Hispanic communities, you’ll have the unequivocal opportunity to apply your skills through unique cultural and service opportunities throughout San Diego.

Scott Bennett in Chicano Park


Scott Bennett, Ph.D.

Dr. Scott Bennett’s students know what it’s like to be challenged, to be pushed beyond their comfort zones. His Spanish major and minor students have felt his push to connect them with Latin American culture in a transformative way.

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Course List

For information about the courses required for the Spanish Certificate program, view the PLNU Catalog. 

Course Information

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Are you ready to take the next step to begin your PLNU journey? Whether you’re a high school senior, college transfer student, or international student, find out what we’re looking for in our applicants and how you can apply.

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Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

Student Support

Career Opportunities

A certificate in Spanish can help lead to careers in the follow areas:

  • Education
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Social Work
  • Healthcare
  • Nonprofits
  • International Relations
  • Business
  • Law
  • Ministry
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