What will I learn?

Learning another language changes your life. It gives you an international and global perspective on social, cultural and political issues. It gives you an opportunity to travel to another country and study art, music, and history. You become bilingual and bicultural. You get “hands-on” experiences with cross-cultural communication. You learn to appreciate your knowledge of English even more than you do now.

You can learn to speak, read and write one of several important modern languages spoken in the United States and the world: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, or German. For German, French and Spanish, you can also study the important literary works written in those languages. In addition, you can use your knowledge of languages and cultures to study abroad in a number of programs in Europe, Mexico, and Central and South America.

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Topics in Foreign Language
  • French for Communication
  • German Literature to 1750
  • The Rise of Rationalism: 5th Century Athens

What You Can Learn

  • Conversational and written Portuguese
  • Increased reading and writing skills in preparation for upper-division coursework in Spanish
  • Interdisciplinary approach to Mexican culture
  • Classical and New Testament Greek.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (120 units)

Tuition fees
US$18,469.00 per year
USD $1,665 Per Semester for 0-6 units; USD $2,871 Per Semester for 6.1 or more units; Nonresident tuition fee: USD $396 per unit
Application deadline

Expected July, November 2022

Start date

18 January 2022


College of Arts and Humanities

2380 E. Keats MS/MB99,



93740, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with High school or secondary and higher secondary or equivalent. For admission consideration, a minimum 2.5 Fresno State converted and weighted GPA is required.

For international students

A high school diploma or passing the California High School Proficiency Examination or complete a General Education Development program (GED).

English language Score: TOEFL – 61 iBT, or IELTS – 6.0 or with 5.5 Band score in each section, or ELS Language Centers - Level 112, or Pearson's Test of English – 45. Application Deadlines: Fall - July 1 and Spring - November 1.

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


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