Certificate in Spanish for Safety Sciences

Two safety sciences students and an instructor looking at a laptop screenThe Certificate in Spanish for Safety Sciences is an 18-credit program aimed at those who want to better prepare themselves to work in safety, health, and environmental applied science fields alongside the growing number of Spanish-speaking individuals entering the US workforce. The certificate builds oral and written Spanish skills to communicate in safety science professions.

The Certificate in Spanish for Safety Sciences offers students a variety of options for fulfilling requirements. In addition to completing the course sequence, students may earn credits towards the certificate by taking an Advanced Placement Exam, or they may earn IUP course credits for oral proficiency levels in Spanish through the American Council on Education. (An explanation of how to obtain ACE credits is given in the Undergraduate Catalog in the Spanish section of the Department of Foreign Languages).

Students with previous foreign language experience who do not earn credits through Advanced Placement or ACE are required to take a departmentally approved language placement exam for possible exemption from some courses. Students in the Certificate in Spanish for Safety Sciences can only be exempted from up to 12 credits in the initial Language Sequence and must take at least six credits of coursework.

Student must take the Oral Proficiency Interview by computer (OPIc) once required courses have been completed.

Requirements for Certificate in Spanish for Safety Sciences

  • SPAN 101
  • SPAN 102
  • SPAN 201
  • SFSP 221
  • SFSP 231
  • SAFE 111

For questions about the certificate, please contact Luz Stella Marín Ramírez at luzmarin@iup.edu, or Marjorie Zambrano-Paff at mzambran@iup.edu.

Download the Certificate in Spanish for Safety Sciences application.