Biliterate (English-Spanish) Degree Programs

Spanish-speaking students can earn traditional undergraduate degrees with dual-language emphasis through Our Lady of the Lake University’s Biliterate Certificate Program.

How it works
Students take specialized Spanish classes and fulfill a portion of their major/minor requirements by taking courses taught in Spanish. Following completion of program requirements, students earn a biliterate certificate that shows they have the valuable and marketable skills to speak, read and write professionally in either English or Spanish. Biliterate Certificate Program graduates are prepared for careers in environments where either language is spoken.

Admissions Requirements

Students applying for the biliterate certificate program must have an intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish and are required to submit the following:

Application for admission to Our Lady of the Lake University*
(with non-refundable application fee and official transcripts).
*Note: Additional applications are required for individuals who major in business, communication disorders, and social work. Contact these departments for more information.

Application for Biliterate Certificate Program 
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Biliterate Degree Options

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Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

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