Students who take French or Spanish can obtain a certificate with the completion of 19 credit hours and a minimum average GPA of 3.0 within those classes. The certificate is not available to native and heritage speakers who, after the placement test, can start their language studies at the 300 level or above. Students may still be awarded up to 8 credit language hours toward the certificate, given that they complete a higher-level class with a B or better. The certificate is available only to full time, degree seeking students of Flagler College.
Purpose of World Language Certificate: The certificate program allows students to gain academic recognition for their foreign language work short of completing a major or minor. This form of recognition is better understood outside of academia than a minor. This certificate will benefit students majors or minors in which language competency is an important component (International Studies, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Education, International Business).
Transfer credits may not be used to fulfill World Languages Certificate requirements.
Recognition: The completion of the certificate will be mentioned in the student’s transcripts. The official certificate will be delivered separately upon graduation