Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Slippery Rock University

Criminal Justice and Spanish Cultural & Language Competency, Certificate

The Certificate in Criminal Justice and Spanish Cultural & Language Competency prepares students to speak conversational Spanish and gain competency in Spanish cultures and literature. This certificate represents a valuable credential for those seeking to enter a criminal justice profession that often demands practical skills in understanding and working with diverse cultures.

To access Certificate Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Criminal Justice and Spanish Cultural and Language Competency, Certificate Program Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Certificate GPA: 2.0 or higher

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses
Select fifteen credits of the following:15
Spanish Language & Culture III 1
Situational Spanish
Writing in Spanish for the Professions I 1
Speaking in Spanish for the Professions I 1
Topics in Hispanic Culture
Understanding Hispanic Cultures Through Reading 1
Criminal Investigations
and Police and Society
Women & the Criminal Justice System
and Applied Criminal Procedures
Total Hours15

A grade of “C” or better is required.


Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Fall 2020.
Revision date: 07.08.2020
UCC 03.05.2020