Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures


Degree offered: B.A.

The Department of Languages and Literatures offers a BA degree with majors in French and French-International Trade. A minor in French is also offered.


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Foreign Languages/International Trade:

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers a degree in Foreign Languages/International Trade in French, German, or Spanish. This degree program provides a major in the language, including courses in business languages, plus a concentration (30 semester hours) in business courses, including International Economics and Multinational Financial Management.

It is strongly recommended that students check with the College of Business about the application period and process to enroll in courses as a Non-Business major.

The degree is designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in the language, with in-depth study in communicating in a business environment on a variety of topics. As a Liberal Arts degree, its main strength is the wide range of knowledge the student acquires in the language, history, culture and business practices in the countries where their chosen language is spoken. In addition, it gives the student a broad base in the major areas of business studies: economics, accounting, management, marketing, and finance.

Allied Programs:


For those students who wish to pursue a business degree, the College of Business offers a degree in International Business, which gives the student a major in general business courses, with a concentration in Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations Management, or Management Information Systems. The degree also provides the student with a basic introduction to French, German, or Spanish.


The College of Education trains students to teach languages at the high school level, in combination with a second concentration. In addition, the College has implemented a Fifth Year Master's Program in Foreign Language Education for those students who have completed an undergraduate degree in French, German, or Spanish. This program allows the student to complete the necessary education courses, plus 15 hours of graduate courses in the language, which leads to certification at the Master's level in high school teaching.

Last Updated: January 10, 2019