Beginning Fall 2021, the new Minor in Spanish for the Medical and Health Professions assists students interested in pursuing careers in medicine and various health professions, including public health, pharmacy, and other areas, in developing linguistic and cultural competencies related to Spanish and the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. These competencies will assist them in providing services to Spanish-speaking patients and co-workers.
If you have any prior experience with studying/speaking Spanish, please review our Placement Exam information prior to registration.
A minimum of 18 hours will be required for the minor. 12 core credit hours and at least 6 elective credit hours are required. No more than three credit hours may be in English. The prerequisites for the Spanish courses are indicated below.
The required core courses include (three credit hours each):
Total Required Core Courses = 12 hours
Electives include (three credit hours each):
Total Elective Courses = 6 hours (or more)
*Students must have a CPHS-approved rotation at Primary Health Care in which they use Spanish in order to earn three hours of credit toward the Certificate.
Students may not receive both the Minor in Spanish for the Medical and Health Professions and the Minor in Spanish Language and Culture. However, the Minor in Spanish for the Medical and Health Professions may be earned in conjunction with the Major in Spanish, but no more than 12 credit hours may be counted toward both programs.