Major: B.A. awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 123 credit hours, which includes: University core requirements, *Primary language credit hour requirements* (varies depending upon language); 18 credit hours at the 3000-level or higher and 32 credit hours in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Minor: awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours, which includes: Levels I-IV and 12 credit hours at the 3000-level or higher. Minor declared at the time of graduation.
Master of Arts
Admission: International students must have a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 525 PBT, 193 CBT, or 70 iBT; or IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) score of 6 or more to be considered.
Students accepted on provisional admission status must receive a 3.0 GPA on the first 9 hours of graduate level courses. (Courses with an “S” grade, transfer credits, credits earned while in Unclassified status cannot satisfy this requirement.
Assistantship: Application materials must be submitted by April 1. Students admitted on provisional status are not eligible for assistantships.
Thesis Option: M.A. awarded upon successful completion of 30 credit hours, which includes: 24 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of thesis research.
Non-thesis Option: M.A. awarded upon successful completion of 33 credit hours
and a comprehensive oral examination based upon all coursework and/or the Departmental Graduate Reading List.
Minor: A minimum of 21 credit hours in one language must be taken for the M.A., which allows a student to work in a minor field, such as History, Education, English as a Second Language, and Foreign Language Methodology.
M.A. degrees awarded in French, German and Spanish.