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Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages


What will I learn?

The Romance Languages major is a comprehensive degree that gives students a thorough preparation in the language, literature, linguistics, and culture of at least two of the following languages: French, Italian, and Spanish. The language courses help students develop their writing and speaking skills while those in linguistics present language in a more theoretical way, taking into account regional, social, and historical variation. Culture courses introduce students to the artistic and cultural trends of the major French, Italian or Spanish-speaking countries over the many centuries of their existence. In the literature courses, students read major works by many different authors, improve their language and analytical skills and scan a spectrum of cultural and social issues.

Learning Outcomes


Students will be able to engage in conversation, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
Students will be able to understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
Students will be able to present information, concepts and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.


Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products (artifacts) and perspectives of the cultures studied.


Students will be able to reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
Students will be able to acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.


Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.


Students will be able to use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
Students will be able to show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.

Career Possibilities

Majoring in Romance Languages

Majoring in Romance Languages at UNLV ensures that a student not only graduates with a practical and fulfilling degree but also has links with the approximately 700 million people in 67 countries across five continents who speak French, Italian or Spanish. Students who speak more than one language often have linguistic, cognitive, and cultural advantages over monolingual speakers and they may be better prepared to face the challenges of a multilingual and multicultural world. An understanding of the French, Italian, and Spanish languages is a stepping stone to communication in other Romance languages.

As Italy, France and Spain are among the seven most industrialized countries, knowledge of the Italian, French and Spanish languages can be advantageous in a broad range of careers, such as international business, journalism, politics and tourism. French, Italian, and Spanish are principal languages of the arts, including opera, cuisine, cinema, fashion and sports.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$26,255.00 per year

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

Application deadline

1 June 2023

Start date

17 January 2023, 28 August 2023, 16 January 2024


College of Liberal Arts

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.,



89154, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completed High school or have 3.0 cumulative GPA.

For international students

Completed High school or have 3.0 cumulative GPA.

English Proficiency

IELTS Academic: Overall band of 6.0 No band below 5.5. TOEFL IBT Test - Overall score of 61. TOEFL Paper-Based Test - 13 Reading, 12 Listening, and 21 Writing. PTE Academic Overall - Overall score of 44.

The application deadline dates are June1 for fall semesters, and December 1 for spring semesters.

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


About University of Nevada

UNLV provides excellent teaching quality and the diverse modern methods it uses ensure students are at the cutting-edge of their chosen field.

  • Wide selection of study programs including unique options
  • Most diverse school in the U.S (2022 U.S. News & World Report)
  • Thriving campus life amongst the lively Las Vegas atmosphere
  • R1 top tier award from Carnegie for research-related learning

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