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2021-2022

Foreign Language with a concentration in French/German/Spanish, Bachelor of Arts (accelerated masters degree option)

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts (Piedmont Virginia Community College)
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Program description

Businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies are increasingly looking for employees with real world international experience who are able to communicate in a second language. The Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language is designed precisely for students to gain this experience and develop their abilities to communicate in a second language. The program offers major concentrations in French, German, and Spanish and minors in French, German, Italian Studies, Russian Studies, and Spanish.


The goal of the program is to broaden students’ multicultural perspective and to develop their ability to communicate across cultures so they can succeed in diverse professional environments. The degree encourages students to develop and utilize their abilities to communicate in different languages and to understand the powerful role that language and culture play in shaping every aspect of society. The curriculum places particular emphasis on the study of language as spoken in and shaped by everyday contexts, including work, rest, and recreation, and in and through popular film, music, and media.


The Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language provides a strong foundation for understanding language and culture and flexibility for students to pursue their own course of study. As is true with World Studies’ degrees in Anthropology, International Studies, and Religious Studies, Foreign Languages offers students opportunities to engage in real world learning through internships, lab-based and field research, and study abroad programs.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language strengthens graduates' preparedness to work in global communications, marketing, public relations, and management; foreign aid and development; journalism; education; foreign service; international affairs, immigration services and the Peace Corps; organizations involved in development, disaster relief, immigration, human rights, and environmental justice advocacy; business and management in a multicultural environment. Graduates of our program will also find opportunities in teaching at home or abroad, as well as in work with a variety of public-service organizations. This degree also provides an excellent background and qualification for admission to graduate degree programs in foreign languages, international studies, international law, diplomacy, business, or journalism.


We encourage students to double major in Foreign Language and another major in the School of World Studies such as Anthropology, International Studies or Religious Studies. Doing so strengthens cumulative knowledge, experience, academic record, and resume for success in whatever path they choose after graduation.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Bilingual Customer Service Representative
  • Community Organizer Assoc
  • Copy Editor
  • Digital Marketer
  • ESL Teacher - Teaching Assistant
  • Event Planner
  • Flight Attendant
  • Health Systems Front Desk Specialist
  • International Insurance Representative
  • Language Teacher (Private School)
  • Management Trainee
  • NGO Staff
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Attorney
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Linguistics Specialist
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Highest level of math required
  • Quantitative Foundations requirement only
Science required
  • Natural Sciences requirement only
Foreign language requirements
  • Yes
Additional tuition/fees
  • No
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.0+ cumulative GPA, 2.25+ major GPA

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2021-2022

Foreign Language with a concentration in French/German/Spanish, Bachelor of Arts (accelerated masters degree option)

Piedmont Virginia Community College (Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the VCU School of World Studies and consider joining a VCU club, or meeting with VCU students to make professional and personal connections.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a second foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of World Studies-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the VCU School of World Studies and consider joining a VCU club, or meeting with VCU students to make professional and personal connections.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a second foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of World Studies-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Foreign Language with a concentration in French/German/Spanish, Bachelor of Arts (accelerated masters degree option)

Piedmont Virginia Community College (Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts)

Piedmont Virginia Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100College Success Skills UNIV 1011Elective
ENG 111College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.UNIV 111-1123General education
ENG 112College Composition II UNIV 2003General education
ENGSelect 1: ENG 200-level literature ENGL3General education
HISSelect 1: HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122HIST3General education
HISSelect 1: HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122HIST3General education
MTH 154Quantitative ReasoningMATH 1313General education
MTH 155Statistical ReasoningSTAT 2083General education
Foreign Language (101)FRE 101 or GER 101 or SPA 101VCU equivalent4General education
Foreign Language (102)FRE 102 or GER 102 or SPA 102VCU equivalent4General education
Foreign Language (201)FRE 201 or GER 201 or SPA 201VCU equivalent3Major
Foreign Language (202)FRE 202 or GER 202 or SPA 202VCU equivalent3Major
ITE 119Information Literacy INFO 160, 161, 1683Elective
HLT/PEDHealth or Physical Education elective VCU equivalent1Elective
Social ScienceSelect 1: PSY 200, SOC 200, 210, PLS 135, 211, 241 VCU equivalent3General education
Social ScienceSelect from approved PVCC list VCU equivalent3Elective
HumanitiesSelect 1: ART 101, 102; MUS 121; CST 250; PHI 100, 200; REL 230 VCU equivalent3General education
Science w/ LaboratorySelect 1: BIO 101, 106, 107; CHM 101, 111; GOL 105; NAS 131; PHY 100, 201 VCU equivalent4General education
Science w/ LaboratorySelect 1: BIO 101, 106, 107; CHM 101, 111; GOL 105; NAS 131; PHY 100, 201 VCU equivalent4General education
Transfer elective Transfer elective VCU equivalent3Elective
Transfer elective Transfer elective VCU equivalent3Elective
PVCC credits transferred to VCU 63
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language with a concentration in French
Experiential learning requirement. Students must fulfill an experiential learning requirement through an approved internship, service-learning course or study abroad program. See VCU advisor for options.0 to 3Major (Ancillary)
World ePass Portfolio (see VCU advisor). The World ePass portfolio content requirements include professional preparation, transferable skills articulation, academic career highlights, experiential learning experiences and global citizenship.0Major (Ancillary)
WRLD 302Communicating Across Cultures3Major
WRLD 490Seminar in World Cultures and Languages (capstone)3Major
FREN 300Communication and Composition3Major
FREN 301Self and Society: Effective Writing3Major
FREN 305 or FREN 307Advanced Conversation or French Conversation and Film3Major
FREN 320French Civilization and Culture I3Major
FREN 321French Civilization and Culture II3Major
FREN 330Survey of Literature3Major
FREN 331Survey of Literature3Major
FRENSelect FREN courses (400 level or higher); may include up to three credits of FRLG 493; see VCU advisor for course options6Major
Upper-level electives (300- or 400-level courses): consider a minor or a second major Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits to graduate from VCU.12Elective
Open electives12Elective
Credits completed at VCU 57
Bachelor's degree total120
Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language with a concentration in German
Experiential learning requirement. Students must fulfill an experiential learning requirement through an approved internship, service-learning course or study abroad program. See VCU advisor for options.0 to 3Major (Ancillary)
World ePass Portfolio (see VCU advisor). The World ePass portfolio content requirements include professional preparation, transferable skills articulation, academic career highlights, experiential learning experiences and global citizenship.0Major (Ancillary)
WRLD 302Communicating Across Cultures3Major
WRLD 490Seminar in World Cultures and Languages3Major
GRMN 300Communication and Composition3Major
GRMN 301Self and Society: Effective Writing3Major
GRMN Select one: GRMN 305 or GRMN 307 or GRMN 3113Major
GRMN 320From the Vandals to Kant: Civilization and Literature I3Major
GRMN 321From Faust to Nazism: Civilization and Literature II3Major
GRMN 322From Kafka's World to the EU: Civilization and Literature III3Major
GRMNSelect 300-level (or higher) German course3Major
GRMNSelect GRMN courses (400 level or higher); may include up to three credits of FRLG 4936Major
Upper-level electives (300- or 400-level courses): consider a minor or a second major Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits to graduate from VCU.12Elective
Open electives12Elective
Credits completed at VCU57
Bachelor's degree total120
Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language with a concentration in Spanish
Experiential learning requirement. Students must fulfill an experiential learning requirement through an approved internship, service-learning course or study abroad program. See VCU advisor for options.0 to 3Major (Ancillary)
World ePass Portfolio (see VCU advisor). The World ePass portfolio content requirements include professional preparation, transferable skills articulation, academic career highlights, experiential learning experiences and global citizenship.0Major (Ancillary)
WRLD 302Communicating Across Cultures3Major
WRLD 490Seminar in World Cultures and Languages3Major
SPAN 300Communication and Composition3Major
SPAN 301Self and Society: Effective Writing3Major
SPAN 320 or SPAN 321Civilization of Spain I or Latin American Civilization I3Major
SPAN 331 or SPAN 330Survey of Latin American Literature or Survey of Spanish Literature3Major
SPANChoose one of the following oral communication-based courses: SPAN 305, SPAN 307, or SPAN 3113Major
SPANChoose six credits of 300-level SPAN electives or 400-level SPAN electives.6Major
SPANSelect SPAN courses (400 level). May include up to three credits of FRLG 493, SETI 400, SETI 410 or SETI 420.6Major
Upper-level electives (300- or 400-level courses): consider a minor or a second major Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits to graduate from VCU.12Elective
Open electives12Elective
Credits completed at VCU57
Bachelor's degree total120
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