Bachelor's Degrees

We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in French, German, or Spanish. The B.A. provides a well-rounded education in language, culture, literature, and world affairs, and positions our students for success in a competitive job market in which language skills are highly prized.

Our comprehensive Bachelor of Science degree in Spanish Translation and Interpretation combines theoretical and practical training, which includes internships and service opportunities. Our language lab licenses and teaches the use of memoQ Translator Pro and other professional software.

For information about our teaching degrees and endorsements, please see our Teacher Education section.

French Emphasis

For full B.A. requirements, see the undergraduate catalog.

Modern Languages Core (3 hours required)

Take all of the following:

FORL 480, Modern Languages Seminar - 3 hours (Prereq: Senior standing or consent of department)

Modern Languages Supporting Courses (33 hours required)

Take all of the following:

FREN 200GS, Intermediate French I - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 101 or equivalent)

FREN 201GS, Intermediate French II - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 101 or equivalent)

FREN 205, Culture, Conversation, and Composition - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 200 and FREN 201 or equivalent)

FREN 308, Advanced French Grammar - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 201 or equivalent)

FREN 309, Foundations of Literacy - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 201 or equivalent)

FREN 310, Cultural History I - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 201 or equivalent)

FREN 311, Cultural History II - 3 hours (Prereq: FREN 201 or equivalent)

Take 12 hours from:

FREN 275, French Study Abroad II - 3-6 hours (Prereq: FREN 101 or equivalent)

FREN 276, French Study Abroad II - 3-6 hours (Prereq: FREN 101 or equivalent)

FREN 300-499

German Emphasis

For full B.A. requirements, see the undergraduate catalog.

Modern Languages Core (3 hours required)

Take all of the following:

FORL 480, Modern Languages Seminar - 3 hours (Prereq: Senior standing or consent of department)

Modern Languages Supporting Courses (33 hours required)

Take all of the following:

GERM 200GS, Intermediate German I - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 101 or equivalent)

GERM 201GS, Intermediate German II - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 101 or equivalent)

GERM 205GS, Culture, Conversation, and Composition - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 200 or equivalent)

GERM 308, Advanced German Grammar - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 201 or equivalent)

GERM 309, Foundations of Literacy - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 201 or equivalent)

GERM 310, Cultural History I - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 201 or equivalent)

GERM 311, Cultural History II - 3 hours (Prereq: GERM 201 or equivalent)

Take 12 hours from:

GERM 275, German Study Abroad II - 3-6 hours (Prereq: GERM 101 or equivalent)

GERM 276, German Study Abroad II - 3-6 hours (Prereq: GERM 101 or equivalent)

GERM 300-499

Spanish Emphasis

For full B.A. requirements, see the undergraduate catalog.

Modern Languages Core (3 hours required)

Take all of the following:

FORL 480, Modern Languages Seminar - 3 hours (Prereq: Senior standing or consent of department)

Modern Languages Supporting Courses (33 hours required)

Take all of the following:

SPAN 200GS, Intermediate Spanish I - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 101 or equivalent)

SPAN 201GS, Intermediate Spanish II - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 200GS or equivalent)

SPAN 205GS, Culture, Conversation, and Composition - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 201GS or equivalent or department permission)

SPAN 308, Advanced Spanish Grammar - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 205GS or equivalent)

SPAN 309, Foundations of Literacy - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 205GS or equivalent)

SPAN 310, Cultural History of Spain and Latin America I - 3 hours (Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 308 or SPAN 309)

SPAN 311, Cultural History of Spain and Latin America II - 3 hours (Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 308 or SPAN 309)

Take 12 hours from:

SPAN 275, Spanish Study Abroad II - 3-6 hours (Prereq: SPAN 101 or equivalent)

SPAN 276, Spanish Study Abroad II - 3-6 hours (Prereq: SPAN 101 or equivalent)

SPAN 300-499

Spanish Translation and Interpretation

For full B.S. requirements, see the undergraduate catalog.

Spanish Core Requirements (18 hours required)

Take all of the following:

SPAN 205GS, Culture, Conversation, and Composition - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 201GS or equivalent or department permission)

SPAN 308, Advanced Spanish Grammar - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 205GS or equivalent)

SPAN 309, Foundations of Literacy - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 205GS or equivalent)

SPAN 310, Cultural History of Spain and Latin America I - 3 hours (Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 308 or SPAN 309)

SPAN 311, Cultural History of Spain and Latin America II - 3 hours (Prereq or Coreq: SPAN 308 or SPAN 309)

FORL 480, Modern Languages Seminar - 3 hours (Prereq: Senior standing or consent of department)

Spanish Translation and Interpretation Requirements (21 hours required)

Take all of the following:

Minimum grade of C+ required for the following courses.

SPAN 333, Commercial Spanish - 3 hours

SPAN 408, Comparative Grammar - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 308 or permission of instructor)

FORL 308, Seminar in Translation I - 3 hours (Prereq: a 300-level course in French or German or Spanish or equivalent)

FORL 309, Seminar in Translation II - 3 hours (Prereq: a 300-level course in French or German or Spanish literature)

FORL 409, Interpretation I - 3 hours (Prereq: FORL 308 and FORL 309 OR equivalent AND demonstrable knowledge)

FORL 410, Interpretation II - 3 hours (Prereq: SPAN 309 and FORL 409 or permission of the instructor)

FORL 411, Translation/Interpretation Internship - 3 hours (Prereq: FORL 410)

Spanish Translation and Interpretation Electives (12 hours required)*

Take 6 hours from:

SPAN 275-SPAN 276

SPAN 300-SPAN 499 (Except SPAN 388)

Take 6 hours from:

SPAN 300-SPAN 499 (Except SPAN 302 and SPAN 388)

*No more than 6 credits may be taken from Study Abroad