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Programs of Study

The Department of Languages and Cultures offers degree programs in French, Spanish and Latin American Studies. These programs are designed to train students not only in the target language but also in the culture of those countries where the language is or was spoken. The department also participates in the interdisciplinary minor program in Latin American Studies and Asian Studies.

Degree programs

  • A Bachelor of Arts in French or Spanish require an absolute minimum of 31 hours in the major language, of which at least 25 hours must be taken at the 300-400 level. See the degree plan for Spanish and French.
  • A Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies requires an absolute minimum of 31 hours, with 6 hours of Spanish at the intermediate level. See the degree plan.
  • Students in the Department of Languages and Cultures can study a multitude of languages from around the world using their degree plans' electives, including Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, and Italian.

Departmental Honors

Students who have achieved junior status and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major courses and a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall are eligible to request the Languages & Cultures Departmental Honors option. The research project should be approved by the supervising professor and the department chair. View Requirements »

Teacher Certification

Loyola offers a teacher certification in secondary education in Modern Foreign Language. Students complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in one of three languages, plus a set of focus-area courses. 

See the French and Spanish degree plans here »

See the Latin degree plan here »