Majors are offered in French with Pennsylvania Department of Education certification programs available to those interested in teaching. Majors in French require 33 credits in language courses. A double major in both languages may be pursued by taking 24 credits in the second language. Students seeking K-12 certification in either language must complete 30 foreign language credits, in addition to the professional component courses from the education department.
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Fluency in a foreign language is obviously essential to the language teacher, translator or interpreter, but whatever your professional pursuits, you'll have an advantage with foreign language skills. From multinational corporations and import-export firms to international hotels and airlines, American businesses deal with speakers of other languages. In addition, many foreign companies with offices in the United States hire Americans with the ability to communicate in both English and the language of their home country. Governmental agencies whether on a federal, state or local level offer a nearly unlimited range of options. Exciting careers may await you in the Foreign Service, the State Department, Customs and Immigration, Border Patrol, intelligence agencies or perhaps the U.S. Armed Forces. As a teacher, social worker, dietitian, journalist, law enforcement officer or in scores of other professions knowledge of another language is a distinct advantage.
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation