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Spanish for Business & the Professions
Undergraduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Through the undergraduate certificate program in Spanish for business and the professions at University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll benefit from a combination of language and professional study that will build a foundation to enhance your résumé and prepare you to work and communicate in a variety of Spanish-speaking environments. This program is ideal for those who are in a professional or social setting where Spanish is often spoken.

This certificate is not intended for students who already have native or near-native ability in Spanish. Students with prior experience in the Spanish language should e-mail languages@umgc.edu to inquire about a placement test.

Program Highlights

In this program, you'll benefit from a combination of language and professional study that will build a foundation to enhance your resume and prepare you to work and communicate in a variety of Spanish-speaking environments. You'll be equipped to work with unique client populations, and you'll have the opportunity to network with clients and representatives from real companies during your courses. This certificate is not intended for students who already have native or near-native ability in Spanish.

Required Courses
  • Four courses in intermediate or upper-level Spanish chosen from the following:

    • (3 Credits, SPAN 211)

    • (3 Credits, SPAN 212)        
    • Any 300- or 400-level SPAN courses taught in Spanish
  •  One of the following 4-credit courses in Spanish:

    • (4 Credits, SPAN 418)

    • (4 Credits, SPAN 419)
  • Note:
    (3 Credits, SPAN 112) is a prerequisite course for 200-level courses that count toward the certificate, and as such, does not count toward the 16-credit total for this program.
        
Career Preparation

This program will help prepare you to work with unique client populations in virtually every industry.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

This program is ideal for military servicemembers as well as those who are in a professional or social setting where Spanish is often spoken.

Total Program Credits
16
Transfer Credits
8
Format
  • All courses available online
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Earn an online bachelor’s degree in communication studies from UMGC and build a firm base of knowledge to boost your career in a variety of communication sectors. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, combines theories with real-world applications and practical skills to help you better convey information to a variety of populations. Whether you’re interested in journalism, public relations, business, or digital communication, this degree will help you master communication within ethical, legal, and financial parameters.

Program Highlights
  • Sharpen skills in research: Design and employ specific research methods and tools to gather information.
  • Work in multiple media channels: Integrate multimedia components into print, broadcast, and online formats.
  • Improve writing style: Write News articles in a variety of journalistic styles.
  • Expand marketable skills: Write a comprehensive public relations plan and create targeted messages.
  • Develop informative communication: Create professional written and visual communications for diverse audiences.
  • Gain hands-on experience: Learn to incorporate communication theory and professionalism into your work.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, SPCH 100) or any SPCH course

  • (3 Credits, COMM 207) or any COMM course

  • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)

  • (3 Credits, COMM 300)

  • (3 Credits, COMM 302)

  • (3 Credits, SPCH 324)

  • (3 Credits, JOUR 330) or any upper-level JOUR course

  • (3 Credits, COMM 400) or any upper-level COMM course

  • (3 Credits, SPCH 470) or any upper-level SPCH course

  • (3 Credits, COMM 390) or any upper-level COMM course

  • (3 Credits, COMM 495)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a career in mass media, new media, journalism, public relations, business, or online communication.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Humanities
Bachelor of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Explore how individuals and groups understand their existence, their place within their cultures, and their responsibility to others and their shared communities with an online bachelor’s degree in humanities from University of Maryland Global Campus. The program offers real-world applications, a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or pursue further study, and a unique perspective on cultural and intellectual heritage.

Program Highlights
  • Present information effectively: Study a political, economic, or cultural trend from the 1970s to the present
  • Study the human experience: Explore human expression in art, literature, music, dance, religion, philosophy, and drama.
  • Gain perspective: Broaden your understanding of yourself and your interaction with the world.
  • Develop meaningful concepts: Implement coherent and justifiable practices that improve human conditions.
  • Gain leadership skills: Analyze ideas and defend your recommendations for improving society.
  • Learn social responsibility: Act in a responsible manner, recognizing the complexity of the human experience.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 100)

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 100)

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 140)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 115),
    (3 Credits, HIST 116),
    (3 Credits, HIST 141), or
    (3 Credits, HIST 142)

  • (3 Credits, MUSC 210) or any MUSC course

  • (3 Credits, ARTH 372) or any upper-level ARTH course

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 304) or any upper-level PHIL course

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 351) or any upper-level HUMN course

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 349) or any upper-level PHIL course

  • (3 Credits, ENGL 406) or any upper-level ENGL course

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 495)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you develop skills that are applicable to careers in fields as varied as education, publishing, journalism, advertising, sales, law, management, human resources, and insurance and at institutions such as museums and other nonprofit organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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