What will I learn?

The Modern and Classical Languages department offers work leading to the B.A. degree with majors and minors in French, German, and Spanish. A minor is offered in Classical Civilizations, Chinese, Latin and Japanese.

All candidates for the B.A. and B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences who matriculated before Fall 2015 are required to complete the equivalent of 8 semester hours of work in a single modern or classical language. Students with prior exposure to the language may be granted college credit after taking an online examination administered by the department; students must take this examination before completing registration for a language course (for regulations governing credit by examination, refer to Credit Available to Undergraduate Students in this bulletin). An advanced placement, AP, examination in the language with a score of 4 or higher satisfies the language requirement in most languages, as do CLEP and IB scores.

To include a language option in the humanities/fine arts interdisciplinary program, students must complete at least 12 hours above the 2030 level. Students completing an undergraduate major in our department will meet the following learning goals:

1. attain proficiency in another language in all four of the basic skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing);
2. gain understanding of other cultures; and
3. develop skills in research critical thinking, analysis, and writing on subjects appropriate to the field of study.

Students will meet the following learning outcomes to:

1. demonstrate proficiency in conversation;
2. demonstrate reading comprehension of texts written in the language;
3. produce grammatical, idiomatic compositions in the target language;
4. gain essential knowledge about the history, traditions, customs, and ways of thinking of at least one other culture;
5. demonstrate understanding of works of literature read in the original language; and
6. produce well-reasoned and clearly articulate research papers on subjects appropriate to their field.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$19,170.00 per year
Tuition amount is based on USD $639 per credit hour (actual tuition will vary based on the actual credit hours enrolled)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 April 2022, 1 June 2022

Start date

18 January 2022, 23 May 2022, 22 August 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

1000 E. University Ave, Dept. 3254,



82071, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of high school transcript.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of high school transcript.

English scores: Min. score 71 for iBT/ 6.0 IELTS / 51 Duolingo.


Fall semester (mid-August) - All application materials must be received by June 1.

Spring semester (early January) - All application materials must be received by November 1.

Summer semester (early May) - All application materials must be received by April 1.

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


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