Have you worked with people who speak different languages? Do you enjoy traveling to foreign countries? Have you excelled in foreign language courses in the past? Then pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in a foreign language at the University of North Texas might be for you.
Majoring in a foreign language can prepare you to become a translator or interpreter in a:
Additional opportunities may be available in the federal, state or local courts, in the travel industry or as a teacher in a public or private school.
Our alumni have worked internationally for EuroDisney, Johnson & Johnson and many other companies.
Earning your bachelorís degree involves more than just learning to understand, speak, read and write in a foreign language. Through required course work and electives, we provide you insight into the culture and the people who speak the language. Our Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers majors in French, German and Spanish as well as a Certificate in Professional French. Minors in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Latin and Russian are also available.
The foreign language faculty members include native speakers, participants in national organizations and award-winning professors.
We work closely with our Global Learning and Experience office to provide study abroad and co-op opportunities. This allows you to immerse yourself in the language and experience the culture first hand. They include studying:
More information on these programs is available at international.unt.edu.
Our Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community brings foreign language majors who live on campus together to enhance academic and social experiences. More information about the International Learning Community is at reslife.unt.edu/. We also sponsor honor societies if you study Italian, French, Spanish or Japanese.
Scholarships are available to help you pay for your education. These scholarships are awarded based on academic performance. Information about these scholarships is available by contacting the department.
You must become proficient in speaking, reading and writing the language you choose. You may spread your beginning and intermediate requirements over four semesters or accelerate your schedule. The beginning courses in all languages require you to practice the language in the Foreign Language Learning Center for one hour each week. The center features tapes of native speakers, computers for doing practice exercises and a satellite television system for viewing programs from around the world.
Our Career Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Recommended Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program in high school. In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning allows you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you to a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, we welcome more transfer students than any other institution in the state. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.