Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages
For students wishing to study multiple languages, this curriculum includes 21 credit hours of a primary language, 15 credit hours of a secondary language and 18 credit hours of an elected minor.
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Students electing to major in Spanish will take a curriculum that includes 36 credit hours of Spanish and 18 credit hours of an elected minor.
Bachelor of Arts in French
Students electing to major in French will study 36 credit hours of French, 18 credit hours of an elected minor, and spend a required term studying abroad.
B.A. in Foreign Language and International Trade
For students aiming to enter the global business arena, this curriculum includes 36 credit hours in a modern language, along with 18 credit hours of business courses.
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
This comprehensive degree will educate the student on the various aspects of foreign cultures. The curriculum includes 18 credit hours in the same modern language, along with 30 credit hours in international studies. One semester of study abroad is also required.
Bachelor of Arts in Language, Writing and Linguistics
For students who wish to add linguistics and writing to their study of language, this course of study provides 18 credit hours of a language, 12 credit hours of linguistics and 12 credit hours of English writing.
Language 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. An 18 credit hour TESOL minor is also available.
EL/TESOL Certificate Program
The Department of Modern Languages offers an English Learner Certificate Program (EL Certificate) in TESOL at the graduate and undergraduate level. The purpose of this 12-hour certificate program is to develop qualified students who have an interest in teaching English to non-native English speakers. This is an interdisciplinary program with courses in linguistics, teacher training and pedagogy, research, and multicultural understanding. This four-course program also meets the required guidelines for an add-on endorsement by the Mississippi Department of Education for English as a Second Language.