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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 (Reynolds 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)

Reynolds 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
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Apply to the Reynolds Pathways Program.
  • Attend Reynolds orientation (SOAR).
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Attend cultural events at community college or in your community and celebrate diversity.
  • Browse careers related to French through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ 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
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Learn about the World ePass and start considering how you will fulfill the experiential learning requirement for the bachelor's degree.
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Explore the accelerated BA to MS in Business program.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the School of World Studies.
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of World Studies-related events.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • 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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Apply to the Reynolds Pathways Program.
  • Attend Reynolds orientation (SOAR).
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Attend cultural events at community college or in your community and celebrate diversity.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to French through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ 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
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Learn about the World ePass and start considering how you will fulfill the experiential learning requirement for the bachelor's degree.
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Explore the accelerated BA to MS in Business program.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the School of World Studies.
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of World Studies-related events.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman 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)

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts)

Reynolds Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100College Success SkillsUNIV 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
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and ConceptsINFO 160, 161, 1623Elective
Foreign Language (101)French/German/Spanish 101VCU equivalent4General education
MTH 154Quantitative ReasoningMATH 1313General education
Laboratory ScienceSelect 1: BIO 101, 107, CHM 101, GOL 105, PHY 201VCU equivalent4General education
ENG 112College Composition  IIUNIV 2003General education
Foreign Language (102)French/German/Spanish 102VCU equivalent4General education
HLT/PEDPersonal Wellness ElectiveVCU equivalent1Elective
HistoryNon-U.S. History Elective (select 1): HIS 111, 112, 253, 254, 203HIST3General education
MTH 245Statistics ISTAT 2103General education
ENGAny 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252ENGL3General education
Foreign Language (201)French/German/Spanish 201VCU equivalent3Major
Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect 1: ART 101, 102, CST 151, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, 220, REL 231, 232VCU equivalent3General education
HISU.S. History (select 1): HIS 121, 122HIST3General education
Laboratory ScienceLaboratory Science (select 1): BIO 101, 102, 107, CHM 101, GOL 105, PHY 201VCU equivalent4General education
Foreign Language (202)French/German/Spanish 202VCU equivalent3Major
ENG200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252ENGL3General education
Social/Behavioral ScienceSelect 1: PLS 211, PSY 200, SOC 200, SOC 210VCU equivalent3General education
Transfer ElectiveSelect any transfer elective.VCU equivalent3Elective
Reynolds credits transferred to VCU60
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 Languages3Major
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 two FREN electives (400-level or above)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 electives12 to 15Elective
Credits completed at VCU60
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
GRMNSelect one: GRMN 305, 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 one 300-level (or higher) German course3Major
GRMN/FRLGSelect two 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 electives12 to 15Elective
Credits completed at VCU60
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 electives6Major
SPANSelect six credits of 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 electives12 to 15Elective
Credits completed at VCU60
Bachelor's degree total120
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