Degree Requirements

BA (Liberal Arts) in French, German, Spanish

A minimum of 36 semester hours in major language--FORL 201, 202, 311, 312, or 313, 351, 352, 470 plus courses in language, civilization and literature as approved by advisor. Four courses (12 cr.) are required in a second language and two courses (6 cr.) are required in a third language. The second and third languages can be combined in a single language.

BSE (Secondary Education) & Certification in French, German, Spanish

Courses listed above plus one course in civilization, one course each in history and geography and FORL 480. Three courses (9 cr.) in a second language are to be chosen from among the other languages offered by the department. If certification in two languages is desired, early planning with advisor is essential.

Academic Minor in French, German, Latin, Spanish

See the list of requirements for each language on the Minor Curriculum Sheet. It should be noted that students beginning on a level higher than 101-102 or 201-202 will be required to take enough advanced FL courses (300 or 400 levels) to total 18 s.h.

Master of Arts in Languages and Cultures

Millersville and West Chester Universities have launched a new joint graduate degree program, the Master of Arts in Languages and Cultures, in Fall 2014. This single joint degree will be presented by both language departments in collaboration and coordination to facilitate the prompt and successful completion of the students’ course work.

The program contains three core seminars, totaling 9 credits: LANC 501 - Linguistic Studies, LANC 502 - Interpretive Strategies, and LANC 503 - Cultural Studies. These seminars are offered in a distance learning format, shared by both schools, and are taught in English to allow students in all three languages to study and work together.

Additionally, there is a general curriculum of 12-24 semester hours in the language of the student’s choice, either French, German or Spanish, which includes courses in communicative proficiencies, critical analyses, and cultural competencies.

Students may choose up to 12 semester credit hours from elective options, in accord with their experience, needs and future professional career plans. These include courses in other fields, such as education, nursing, marketing, criminal justice, study abroad or an internship. A minimum of 6 credit hours in the elective area must be completed in the target language as the language of instruction.

A total of 33 credits are required for the degree.

See details on the Masters programs in the Graduate Catalog (PDF).