Basic requirements for a major in Modern Languages are 30 credits in upper-division courses in the department and successful completion of the comprehensive examination in the senior year. The comprehensive may be attempted only twice in one academic year. Seniors may be invited to undertake a senior thesis.
The department recommends the following electives: Art 1311 and 1312 (History of Art and Architecture), advanced art history courses, History 3313 and 3314 (Modern Europe I and II), and Education 5354 (Introduction to Linguistics). It cooperates with the Education Department in preparing students for secondary school certification in French, German and Spanish.