What will I learn?

SFA’s modern languages program helps students acquire additional languages through literary study, cultural exploration and technological application. Our experienced faculty members offer individual guidance and provide engaging classroom study for students at all levels, from beginner to fluent.

A skill with global appeal

A modern languages degree offers you the ability to experience the world, whether you choose to stay close to home or pursue a career abroad. Interpreters and translators are two of the fastest growing occupations in the United States, and job candidates who speak multiple languages are highly valued in today’s multicultural workplace.

You can put your modern languages degree to work for you in a variety of fields and specializations. Become a language analyst for an intelligence agency, a foreign market consultant for a Fortune 500 company or a translator for an area hospital. This versatile degree gives you the unique ability to choose your path.

From bilingual to multilingual

Expand your horizon even further by pursuing a modern language dual track. For students who come to SFA with a strong background in one foreign language, this program offers an excellent opportunity to earn a degree in two languages in the same timeframe it takes others to receive a degree in one!

German culture has shaped cultural heritage in Europe and the United States for hundreds of years. Currently, more than 120 million people around the globe claim German as their first language. German is the second most common language on the internet. It is the language of poets, philosophers, theologians and the sciences. More than 100 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Germans in chemistry, literature, medicine, physics and more. German is the most widely spoken native language in Europe and the second most frequently spoken language in Europe. German is the official language not only of Germany, but it is also an official language of Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. It is the native language of many people in northern Italy, eastern Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, eastern France and regions of Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia and Romania.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal and Applied Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$18,564.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Liberal and Applied Arts

1936 North Street,



75962, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Freshman must have at least a 2.500 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) on all secondary coursework.

For international students

First-semester freshman applicants must:

Complete an accredited high school program.

You must score at least a 79 on the TOEFL, 6.5 on the IELTS, or 53 on the PTE.

Application Deadlines:

Application deadline for fall semester: June 1; Application deadline for spring semester: October 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.