Modern Languages, Bachelor of Arts

Offered by Department of Modern Languages

For departmental assessment purposes, all majors will be required to complete a comprehensive examination in their declared language emphasis (French, German, or Spanish) during their final semester.

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Select one course numbered 1883
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
If ENG 101 is not taken as a prerequisite for ENG 102 then additional hours may be required to meet the 27 credit hour minimum in the Distribution Area of General Studies.
Social Sciences6
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Select one course numbered 3883
BA Language requirement
Complete one of the following options:3-5
Complete one 5 credit hour beginning level college course or equivalent competency in a foreign language other than the language of the major
Complete one 3 credit hour intermediate or upper level college course or equivalent competency in a foreign language other than the language of the major.
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 124
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum9-11
Total Credit Hours118-122

Major Option

Modern Languages Core
FORL 480Modern Languages Seminar3
Modern Languages Supporting Courses
Select one of the following:33
Total Credit Hours36

French Emphasis

FREN 200Intermediate French I3
FREN 201Intermediate French II3
FREN 205Culture, Conversation, and Composition3
FREN 308Advanced French Grammar3
FREN 309Foundations of Literacy3
FREN 310Cultural History I3
FREN 311Cultural History II3
Select 12 credit hours of the following:12
French Study Abroad II
French Study Abroad II
FREN 300-499
Total Credit Hours33

German Emphasis

GERM 200Intermediate German I3
GERM 201Intermediate German II3
GERM 205Culture, Conversation and Composition3
GERM 308Advanced German Grammar3
GERM 309Foundations of Literacy3
GERM 310Cultural History I3
GERM 311Cultural History II3
Select 12 credit hours of the following:12
German Study Abroad II
German Study Abroad II
GERM 300-499
Total Credit Hours33

Spanish Emphasis

SPAN 200Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish II3
SPAN 205Culture, Conversation and Composition3
SPAN 308Advanced Spanish Grammar3
SPAN 309Foundations of Literacy3
SPAN 310Cultural History of Spain & Latin America I3
SPAN 311Cultural History of Spain & Latin America II3
Select 12 credit hours of the following:12
Spanish Study Abroad II
Spanish Study Abroad II
SPAN 300-499
Total Credit Hours33

Students may elect to pursue more than one emphasis (language) area. For those students, 6 credit hours of Intermediate Level Language (200, 201) may be counted toward the 9 credit hours of open electives. Consult with the department chair for approval.


A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.