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The Modern Language Department offers a
Bachelor of Arts degree in the following six majors:

Modern Languages Major 

A combination of two languages with a required minor. Students electing to major in Modern Languages must complete Mississippi College’s core curriculum requirements (46 hours),  21 hours of one language, 15 hours of a second language, 18-21 hours of a minor, a 1-hour Senior Seminar, and general electives to meet the number of credit hours required for graduation.

Spanish Major

Students electing to major in Spanish must complete Mississippi College’s core curriculum requirements (46 hours), 36 hours of Spanish, 18-21 hours of a minor, a 1-hour Senior Seminar, and general electives to meet the number of credit hours required for graduation.

French Major

Students electing to major in French must complete Mississippi College’s core curriculum requirements (46 hours), 36 hours of French, 18-21 hours of a minor, a required study abroad experience, a 1-hour Senior Seminar, and general electives to meet the number of credit hours required for graduation.

Foreign Language & International Trade (FLIT) Major

Students electing to major in Foreign Language & International Trade must complete Mississippi College’s core curriculum requirements (46 hours), 36 hours in a language, 18 hours of a secondary business component emphasizing core business classes, a 1-hour Senior Seminar, and general electives to meet the number of credit hours required for graduation. Because Foreign Language & International Trade is a comprehensive major, no minor is required.

International Studies Major

Students electing to major in International Studies must complete Mississippi College’s core curriculum requirements (46 hours); 18 hours in one language; 18 hours of International Studies electives which include history, cultural, and Christian Studies classes; a required study abroad experience; a 1-hour Senior Seminar; and general electives to meet the number of credit hours required for graduation. Students have flexibility in emphasizing a particular career field while selecting electives. Because International Studies is a comprehensive major, no minor is required.

Language, Writing, & Linguistics (LWL) Major

Students electing to major in Language, Writing, and Linguistics must complete Mississippi College’s core curriculum requirements (46 hours); 54 hours of courses representing modern languages, English writing, and linguistics; a 1-hour Senior Seminar; and general electives to meet the number of credit hours required for graduation. Because Language, Writing, and Linguistics is a comprehensive major, no minor is required.


Language Minors

Minors are available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. Eighteen hours of university credit in a specific language must be completed with six of the eighteen hours consisting of 300 level or higher courses. Certain language minors have a required study abroad component. For further information, please consult with your program advisor.

For information regarding TESOL minors, please visit our EL/TESOL page.