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Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages offers advanced study in French, Chinese, German, Greek, Spanish, Hebrew, Japanese, and Latin, as well as a program in International Studies and a program in Foreign Language and International Trade.

The MC Experience

The Department of Modern Languages offers students a doorway into a world beyond their own. Language brings with it the potential to transform communities and lives. Successful students find themselves better able to communicate across cultures and break down traditional barriers, enabling them to make a bigger impact in the business world or serve those in need through international mission work. The Department of Modern Languages also offers study in classical languages, giving students a look into the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome.

How You’ll Learn

Develop your fluency with state-of-the-art digital media in the Gowin Language Lab, a complete language learning center that makes language acquisition a little easier.

Language classes are taught by native speakers, giving students the edge when they begin testing out their language skills abroad.

Small classes offer more one-on-one attention from instructors and give each student more opportunities to participate in the discussion.

Modern Languages students also gain real-world experience through internship programs. Our students have taught English in France, utilized their language and business skills overseas, interned with the Mississippi Development Authority, and worked with local businesses.


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 French

To complete the major in French, students must complete 24 credit hours of French courses above the 202 level.

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 Modern Languages

The degree in Modern Languages requires 21 credit hours in one language and 15 credit hours in a second language.  This degree combines the study of two foreign languages, plus coursework within international studies.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

The curriculum includes 18 credit hours in the same modern language, along with 30 credit hours in international studies.

TESOL/ELL Certificate Program

This interdisciplinary program includes courses in linguistics, culture, communication, and teacher education, drawing on the resources of several departments. The curriculum is designed to help students develop the unique skills needed to teach English as a second language.

Modern Languages

Exchange Programs

Mississippi College offers students the opportunity to participate in an exchange program. Study all around the world at: 

  • Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany
  • Federal University of Paraiba in Joao Pessoa, Brazil
  • Montpellier University II in Montpellier, France.
  • The British Studies Consortium The Austrian Studies Program at Salzburg College, Austria
  • The University of Alicante, Spain
  • Veritus University in Costa Rica.

All students in the Department of Modern Languages are encouraged to spend at least one semester studying abroad. Study abroad offers the opportunity to elevate language skills to a new level, by interacting with native speakers in their own culture. You will also develop the skills and knowledge to read, understand, and communicate effectively in your second language. Meanwhile, courses in business, politics, and history will place language and cultural understanding all within context.


Recent Graduates and Outstanding Alumni

  • Our recent graduates are pursuing additional study at the University of Alabama, the University of Mississippi, and Auburn University
  • Others are attending graduate school internationally in Germany and China. Some are teaching, helping others learn second languages. 
  • Others are serving Christ through international mission work.
  • Stephanie Coker is a Professor at the University of Mississippi.

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