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B.A. in World Languages and Cultures

The following is the basic “template” for a World Languages and Cultures B.A. Refer to the Curriculum Guides to see how this works out with any given concentration(s).

Degree Requirements

(Minimum grade of “C” required in all foreign language courses.)
For the BA, complete A, B, C, D, and E below. These include

A. The Core66 Hours
Area A, B, C, D, E, F and additional Georgia Southern University requirements.
B. The Major Requirements24 Hours

    • B1For Arabic / Chinese / French / German / Japanese 24 Hours
      • FORL 3100: Exploring World Languages and Cultures
      • 21 upper-division hours in the target language.


    • B2. For Spanish Concentration24 Hours
      • Required: SPAN 3131 (3 Hours), SPAN 3132 (3 Hours), FORL 3100 (3 Hours)
      • Plus 15 additional upper-division hours in the target language, at least 6 of which must be at the 4000/5000 level.
C. A 2nd Major or Minor:15 Hours (or more)
Complete the requirements for the particular major or minor you choose.
D. And Electives:
Complete enough electives to bring the total hours to the appropriate amount.  If seeking…

  • A Minor, you need – 124 Hours
  • A Double Major, or Dual Degree you need – 124 Hours

*See an advisor if your other degree requires more than 124 hours.

E. Take Exit Exam
Note: You may place out of 1001, 1002, 1060, 2001, 2002, and/or 2060 courses and still get credit for them. If you have taken an offered language previously, you should attempt to take the course that best fits your current abilities—you do not need to and should not start in 1001, if you don’t need to. If you take a higher course and receive a C or better (must be a Georgia Southern course; cannot be an eCore or transfer course from another institution or AP/IB/CLEP credit), you may petition to get credit for the lower course(s) through Credit by Proficiency. For more information about the process click here and/or talk to Department of World Languages and Cultures staff for more information.

Last updated: 3/30/2022