Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Spanish for Health Professions

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Spanish for Health Professions

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Spanish for Health Professions

Program Guide

Christine Larsen-Britt
Program Advisor
(Students who have declared the CUGS may schedule an advising appointment by visiting the Rowan Success Network or calling 856.256.4459. Students with general questions about the CUGS can contact the University Advising Center, Savitz Hall, Suite 323 (856.256.4459 / advise@rowan.edu). 

The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Spanish for Health Professions (12 s.h.), which may be declared in the Department of World Languages, Bunce Hall 305 or by contacting the University Advising Center, Savitz Hall, Suite 323 (856.256.4459 / advise@rowan.edu) includes a combination of Spanish language coursework at the Intermediate level and subject-specific coursework offered both in Spanish and in English. As such, the program is designed to enhance students’ prospects on the job market by making them more effective in treating and communicating with Spanish-speaking patients and clients.

Students with existing proficiency in Spanish should contact Esther Mas (mas@rowan.edu) regarding the placement exam. Students may place into any of the first five semester levels of Spanish language, as high as Spanish Reading and Composition (SPAN 05.212). It is possible for students to earn credits for the courses that they skip via the Authorization for Credit by Examination process. Contact Esther Mas (mas@rowan.edu) for more details about this option.

Students without existing proficiency in Spanish will first need to complete 12 s.h. of lower-level coursework in Spanish, including Spanish I (SPAN 05.101), Spanish II (SPAN 05.102), Spanish III (SPAN 05.201), and Spanish Reading and Conversation (SPAN 05.211).

Students may satisfy program requirements through coursework completed at Rowan University, transfer credits obtained from coursework at other institutions, or through study abroad. All courses must be passed with a letter grade of “C-” or better and no courses may be taken P/NC. Students planning to study abroad must meet with the Program Advisor in order to determine course equivalents. Non-matriculated students may also earn the Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Spanish for Health Professions.

Required course (3 s.h.):
SPAN05.212 Spanish Reading and Composition (pre-req. 4th semester Spanish -
SPAN05.211)

Choose 1 of the following (3 s.h.):
HLT00.302 Global Health
HES00.202 Medical Terminology
HLT00.301 Health and Diverse Populations

Choose 2 of the following (6 s.h.):
SPAN05.305 Oral Spanish (pre-req. SPAN05.211)
SPAN05.313 Spanish for Medical Personnel (pre-req. SPAN05.212)
SPAN05.316 Spanish for Medical Emergencies and Disaster Response (pre-req.
SPAN05.211)