Modern Languages and Cultures Major, BA

Campus: NYC


This program is designed for students who wish to acquire linguistic, cultural, and literary skills in one or two foreign languages. Instead of a second language, they may choose from among four interdisciplinary area studies tracks. This program prepares students for graduate school in foreign languages or for employment in the fields of travel and tourism, media and entertainment, diplomacy, teaching, and public service.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 39
Open Electives 34-45
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

University Core
Complete University Core Requirements44-55
Total Credits44-55

Major Requirements (39 Credits)

Major Courses
300-level courses
Select eight courses in either French, Italian, Russian, or Spanish:24
Tracks
Select four courses in one of the following tracks:12
A. Second Language Track (Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish) on any level.
B. Italian Studies Track
C. Francophone Studies Track
D. Hispanic Studies Track
E. Slavic Studies Track
Major Required Course
DYS 499BSenior Year Experience in Modern Languages and Cultures3
Total Credits39

Open Electives (34-45 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 34-45 credits34-45
Total Credits34-45