The certificate in Latino/a studies is designed for students who are, or anticipate, working with people of Spanish-speaking Latin American or Caribbean heritage. It will serve both traditional and non traditional students seeking a focused, interdisciplinary curriculum that increases their knowledge of the histories, demographics, and cultures of different Latino/a groups.
To complete the certificate, students must earn a bachelor’s degree, successfully complete the two required courses, and electives from the list below totaling nine credits. All credits for this certificate program must be earned at Grand Valley State University. Students may use credits from this certificate program for the Latin American and Latino/a studies minor.