CUGS - Spanish

CUGS - Spanish

Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Spanish

Application for Completion of CUGS

Christine Larsen-Britt
Program Advisor
Bunce Hall, Suite 218

The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Spanish (Major Code U100), which may be declared either in the Department of World Languages in Bunce Hall, Suite 305, or with Christine Larsen-Britt ( of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's Office, Bunce Hall, Suite 257, recognizes students' completion of 12 s.h. in Spanish, which corresponds to Intermediate-level proficiency in the language. Intermediate-level proficiency in a foreign language is a valuable credential, as it represents the ability to live independently in a foreign country with a substantial degree of success. In general, according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Intermediate-level speakers are able to create with the language, combining and recombining learned material to provide personal information, speak in sentences on a variety of familiar topics, ask questions, and initiate, sustain and conclude a simple social or transactional task.

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Spanish 12 s.h.
The requirements include the following four, 3 s.h. courses:
SPAN 05.101 Spanish I
SPAN 05.102 Spanish II
SPAN 05.201 Spanish III
SPAN 05.211 Spanish Reading and Conversation

Students may satisfy program requirements through coursework completed at Rowan University, transfer credits obtained from coursework at other institutions, study abroad, credits obtained through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) (up to 6 s.h. are accepted at Rowan in place of "Spanish I" and "Spanish II" - contact the Testing Center,, in the Academic Success Center, Savitz Hall, Suite 304, for more information), credits obtained through Advanced Placement (up to 9 s.h. are accepted at Rowan in place of "Spanish I", "Spanish II" and "Spanish III"), and by substituting other 200-400 level Spanish courses.

A placement exam is strongly recommended for students with previous knowledge in Spanish. For placement exam information, please contact Esther Mas Serna at 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 Coordinator in order to determine course equivalents.