With creative options and a multitude of courses, a foreign language major can be added to even the most rigorous programs. Starting freshman year, your schedule can include language classes to add this important major/minor to your professional career. A semester or summer session abroad is an opportunity that should not be missed during your undergraduate years.
A major in Spanish or French requires 33 semester hours beyond 100-level classes. Come see us and we will help you add this to your major.
Many of our students have combined their foreign language studies with the following programs.
Students who concentrate in one foreign language are urged to begin studying a second foreign language. A double major in French and Spanish may be pursued by taking 30 credits in one language and 24 in the other, excluding 100-level courses.
Students seeking K-12 certification in education must take 30 semester hours in the major language beyond 100-level classes.
Spend your electives wisely. Put those credits toward a minor in foreign language! For just 18 credits beyond elementary 100-level classes, you can gain a competitive edge in the workplace. Students beginning their foreign language at the 223 level or beyond can earn a minor for only 5 additional courses. Remember, foreign language skills will distinguish you from ALL other job candidates and increase your earning potential.
I am currently double majoring in Criminal Justice and Spanish because I am particularly interested in both fields of study. I am also considering a minor in Forensics. At first, I was only interested in minoring in Spanish but then I realized how Marywood University's Spanish professors are an amazing help and inspiration to their students. I was encouraged by them to pursue a major in Spanish. I am sure that with any Criminal Justice career that I may choose it will never hurt to know another language and I believe this will give me a greater opportunity to find a job in the real world.
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