Why study Spanish : Social Work & Health Care Ser?

The Certificate of Spanish for Service Learning in Social Work and Health Care Services will provide specific language and cultural skills for professionals in the areas of health and social work. It has a strong service-learning component where the students will work closely with Spanish speaking families to help them gain access to health and social services and to close the language barrier. It provides students with professional contacts in the community, making you more marketable. It also promotes through service learning civic responsibility, reflection, and a real connection between language and culture.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.

In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.

Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.

Students who have a talent for learning language is undoubtedly helpful along with the desire to improve communication with those in the Hispanic/Latino community while in the health care or social service profession.

The classes in Spanish are relatively small, which allows for more contact between students and teachers.

Most of the professors are native speakers.

Students in UC's College of Arts and Sciences enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

  • The program offers various opportunities for study abroad in Spain, Central America and South America.
  • There is also a program for a business Spanish certificate.
  • There is an active Spanish club students can join
  • Some of the courses can be applied toward the certificates in Film Studies, Latin American Studies and European Studies.
  • There are numerous opportunities for service learning with local schools, hospitals, clinics, and other agencies.

Make sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Dr. Irene Ivantcheva-Merjanska
711 Old Chem
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0377
(513) 556-1729

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Program Code: 15CRT-SPAN-C2-SPAN-SWHC