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The Department of Modern Languages offers several language program options. Major in French or Spanish or minor in French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. Interested in becoming a teacher, a bilingual education specialist, or even a translator? We offer that too!

Majoring in a foreign language provides many national and international opportunities, but also meets local student and community needs.

Major Options

The Modern Languages Department offers three majors and dual language major options.

French Major

If you would like to major in French, you will select the Modern Languages, BA Option I with the French Concentration. This bachelor’s degree program focuses on building proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension and cultural competence.

Students pursuing this option need a minor.

Spanish Major

If you would like to major in Spanish, you will select the Modern Languages, BA Option I with the Spanish Concentration. This bachelor’s degree program focuses on building proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension and cultural competence.

Students pursuing this option need a minor.

Dual Language Major Options

If you would like to study two languages, you will select the Modern Languages, BA Option II.

Students pursuing this option do not need a minor.

How does a dual language major work?

  • Select your primary language: French or Spanish
  • Select your secondary language: French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish

For further understanding:

  • If you would like to French to be your primary language, you will select the Modern Languages, BA Option II with the French Concentration and your choice of secondary language: German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish.
  • If you would like to Spanish to be your primary language, you will select the Modern Languages, BA Option II with the Spanish Concentration and your choice of secondary language: French, German, Italian or Japanese.

K-12 Teaching Licensure

If you would like to obtain Colorado licensure for K-12 World Languages, you will select the Modern Languages Major, B.A. with K-12 World Languages Teacher Licensure Concentration.

This major is available with single or dual-language options. For further understanding:

Single Language

  • Option I – French Concentration with K-12 Licensure
  • Option I – Spanish Concentration with K-12 Licensure

Dual-Language

  • Option II – French Concentration with K-12 Licensure and a Second Language (German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish)
  • Option II – Spanish Concentration with K-12 Licensure and Second Language (French German, Italian or Japanese)

Minor Options

The Modern Languages Department offers five minors.

Certificate Options

The Modern Languages Department offers two certificates.