Foreign Languages & Cultures
Bachelor of Arts
Foreign languages and cultures is the study of languages other than English and the cultures where these languages are spoken. Studying a foreign language allows for direct access to people and cultures other than one’s own and furthers the development of global understanding and sensitivity. Proficiency in a foreign language is an important tool in a broad variety of professions.
Customize your degree with a focus in one of these areas:
Professional second major
A second major in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish language can be combined with a primary major in any other academic area to expand your language skills and increase your global opportunities.
Language and culture minors and certificates
- French/Francophone Area Studies
- French for Design and Merchandising
- German Area Studies
- Latin American Area Studies
- Global Studies
Things to know:
- Students placing at 200 or 300 level courses may receive up to 8 departmental advanced placement credits for prior level courses, if the credits have not already been earned through AP or transfer.
- Students may complete up to 12 credits a semester or 18 credits for two semesters in a study abroad program to count as coursework in their language majors.
- Advising for international area studies is an option.
- Scholarships are offered annually for new and ongoing students and for study abroad opportunities.
B.A. certification requirements
- 24 completed semester credits
- 2.0 minimum grade point average
- 204: Fourth Semester Language
- 306: Intermediate Reading and Translation
- 307: Intermediate Speaking and Listening
- 308: Intermediate Grammar and Writing
Any UCORE [QUAN] course, most commonly:
- Finance 223: Personal Finance
- Math 105: Exploring Mathematics
- Math 212: Introduction to Statistical Methods
- Philosophy 201: Elementary Logic
Daggy Hall 212
- Public relations/marketing/advertising
- International business, banking, finance
- Law enforcement
- Health and social services
- Translation and interpretation
- Customs and immigration
- Customer service and personnel management
- Science, engineering, and technology
- Music, film, drama, photography
- Apparel and Merchandising