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Spanish for Soc Wrk & Hlth Care Services


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Program Code



2 years

Admission Criteria



Main Campus


Romance Languages and Literatures
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


711 Old Chem
ML 0377
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0377
Dr. Carl Bryant
Phone: 513-556-1729

Student Success Factors

Having 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.

Career Possibilities

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Spanish for Social Work and Health Care Sciences

Predominant Program

    Required Courses
    • SPAN2011, Spanish for Social Work and Health Care Services, SE, HU, 3
    • SPAN2012, Spanish for Social Work and Health Care Services II, SE, HU, 3
    • SPAN2015, Spanish Composition and Conversation, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN2016, Spanish Composition and Conversation, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN3052, Service Learning: Medical Spanish, 3 - 5
    Study Abroad/Service Learning
    • SPAN3051, Service Learning: Spanish, 1 - 3
    • SPAN3053, Spring Break Guatemala Service Learning, 3
    • SW6090, Special Topics in Social Work, 0 - 3
    Latino culture
    • SPAN3082, Latin America Today, 3
    • SPAN3084, Hispanic Culture US, 3

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

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 McMicken 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.

Special Programs

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Graduation Requirements

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.


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The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.