The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics offers the following majors. A grade of "C–" or better must be earned in each course applied toward any major or minor degree earned in the department. A grade of "C–" or better is required for students to advance to subsequent language levels. No courses may be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) basis except for language internships. All of the following majors also require a minor (unless students decide to double major). Courses taken to satisfy the minor may not be double counted toward Liberal studies credit. Three hours of course credit can double count toward both the major in the language and Liberal Studies requirements.
Chinese: The major in Chinese Language and Culture requires 30 semester hours numbered above CHI 2220 including a minimum of six semester hours at the 4000-level. A maximum of nine semester hours in 3000-level Chinese culture and literature can count toward the thirty semester hour requirement.
French: Thirty (30) semester hours numbered above 2999 are required, including (1) FRE 3420, 3421, 3780 (or 4410), 4422; (2) two out of three from the series FRW 3100, FRW 3101, FRE 3501; (3) three additional 4000-level courses (nine  semester hours), at least two of which (six  semester hours) must be in Literatures, Cultures and/or Societies of French Expression. One 3000-4000 level elective will complete the requirements. Note that FRE 2220 does not count toward the major.
German: The German major requires 30 semester hours numbered above 2999, including GER 3400 and GER 3500. For students entering the major from GER 2220, GER 3400 is required to fulfill the composition component; students who enter with advanced proficiency take GER 4420. Students should consult with an adviser to ensure proper placement. Students should have a minimum of six semester hours of skills courses (e.g., GER 3310, GER 3400) and six semester hours of literature, film, and culture classes (e.g., GER 3500, GER 3930). A minimum of nine semester hours must be taken at the 4000 level. A maximum of six semester hours from among the following coursework may count toward the thirty semester hour requirement: GET 3130, GET 3524, FOL3930.
Italian: The Italian major requires 30 semester hours numbered above ITA 2220, including ITA 2240, 3420, 3421, at least one 3000-level literature course in Italian (ITW 3100, 3101), and a minimum of twelve semester hours at the 4000 level. A maximum of six semester hours from among the following coursework may count toward the thirty semester hour requirement: ITT 3430, 3500, 3501, 3520, 3523r.
Japanese: The major in Japanese Language and Culture requires 30 semester hours numbered above JPN2220 including a minimum of six semester hours at the 4000-level. A maximum of nine semester hours in Japanese culture and literature can count toward the thirty semester hour requirement.
Russian: The Russian major requires 30 semester hours numbered above RUS2220, including RUS 2330, 3400, 3420, and at least twelve semester hours of RUS/RUW coursework at the 4000 level or above. Students must also choose between two specialized major tracks: “Language and Literature” or “Strategic European Languages and Cultures (SELC)”. For Language and Literature track three additional semester hours in Russian literature at the 4000 level are required. For SELC track six semester hours of language or survey courses and six semester hours of culture or cinema courses are required.
Spanish: Thirty semester hours, distributed in the following manner, are required: fifteen semester hours of 3000-level courses including SPN 3300, SPN 3400; one 3000-level Hispanic cultures course (SPN 3510, SPN 3520, or SPT 3503); one SPW 3000-level literature course; a departmental linguistics course (usually LIN 3041). Required at the 4000 level are fifteen semester hours in SPN or SPW courses, including at least one senior seminar (SPN 4540, SPN 4930, SPW 4930, or SPN 4700). SPT 3100 and SPT 3130 will not count for major credit. Heritage speakers must take SPN 3350 plus one additional 3000- or 4000-level SPW or SPN course (excluding SPN 3400) instead of the required SPN 3300 or SPN 3400.