Students who wish to better develop their language skills in preparation for careers that put a high value on multi-lingual communication can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in French, German, and Spanish with concentrations available in Literature, Teacher Education, and Language & International Business. Students can also pursue a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations available in Asian Studies, Classical Studies, and Italian Studies.
Foreign language majors are not required to take a minor. However, foreign language majors can choose another minor in another school, department, or institute. Students are urged to consider double majoring in another foreign language or related discipline.
All language majors must take elective hours to complete a minimum of a 120 semester hours in order to graduate. These hours exclude 1000/2000 physical education or military science courses. Students can take up to 6 additional hours in their major as electives.
Students who wish to minor in a foreign language must take 15-18 credit hours in the language to include 9 hours at the 3000/4000 level. Students who take more than 18 hours of language courses may count the additional hours toward their electives and should consider completing a double major. A minimum grade of C or higher is required in all language courses used toward a minor.
Students who are interested in the International Economics and Modern Languages (IEML) program or the Joint Degree with Master of International Business (MIB) should visit these respective pages for more detailed information.