The post-baccalaureate certificate program provides professional training in translation for both native English speakers with advanced knowledge of Spanish and native Spanish speakers with advanced knowledge of English. Translation and interpretation competence requires a near perfect understanding of the subtleties and nuances of meaning in one language, culture, and context for conveying the same or similar meaning in a different language. It requires superior command of the full range of registers not only in a first language but in one or more other languages as well.


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Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of this Certificate, students will:

  • Be able to identify, explain, and critically discuss theoretical and practical approaches to translation and/or interpreting, both as disciplines and as professional activities.
  • Develop and enhance the linguistic, cultural and technical skills necessary to effectively produce high-quality translations and/or interpretations in various professional settings.
  • Demonstrate a complex understanding of the intercultural dimension of translation and/or interpreting to understand the ethical implications and responsibilities of professional translators and/or interpreters.
  • Critically analyze and evaluate diverse strategies, resources, and tools in order to successfully apply them to the practice of translation and/or interpreting.

Career Possibilities

If you are interested in what kind of job a translator does, the following links provide useful information:


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Graduate Certificate in Spanish Translation

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Graduate Coordinator

Alicia Rico, Ph.D.

Graduate Coordinator for M.A. in Hispanic Studies and Graduate Certificate in Translation; Department Chair

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Department of World Languages and Cultures

With its emphasis on linguistic, cultural and critical skills, the foreign language curriculum provides students the essential skills needed to understand other cultures and to pursue careers in an increasingly global environment.