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What will I learn?

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures offers a deeper understanding of foreign cultures and a more solid preparation for professional careers through the acquisition of foreign languages.

What Will I Learn?

We offer beginning to advanced level courses in Spanish. The objective of the Spanish major program is the attainment of well-developed language skills, intercultural competence, knowledge of the arts and history created within Spanish-speaking cultures, and the integration of this knowledge in the framework of the broader international scene. To advance these goals, study abroad is particularly encouraged.

What is Unique About Our Program?

We have a dedicated group of teachers and scholars in a variety of languages and related disciplines. Our expert and diverse faculty is committed to helping you reach your goal.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

What careers could be in your future? Gradates of our program are pursuing a variety of professional careers including the following:

Teaching
Tourism
Translation
Employment in business and government

The study of a foreign language, its literature and culture expands your cultural horizon, sharpens your linguistic skills, and offers you the excitement of intercultural communication. In addition, by learning another language, you will arrive at a deeper understanding of your very own culture. Business, entertainment, media, tourism, education, politics, and many more areas demand cultural sophistication that includes foreign languages, intercultural communication skills and a well-rounded education in the humanities.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$16,980.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

School of Arts and Sciences

101 Ward Hall, 101 Broad Street,

PLATTSBURGH,

New York,

12901, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should meet the following minimum requirements: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

For international students

Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Minimum English proficiency requirements for admission through the English Bridge Program:

TOEFL paper: >490

TOEFL internet: >57

IELTS Academic: >5.5

ELS: >110

British 'O' Level English Pass: >E

PTE (Pearson Test of English): >45

Freshmen are encouraged to submit their applications for the fall semester by Dec. 1 and spring semester applicants by Nov. 1.

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

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