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Foreign Languages and Literature, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) , AL,
Students who choose one of the six tracks of the foreign languages and literature major at The University of Alabama have options in Classics, French, German, Greek, Italian, and Latin.  

About

Special Opportunities

The foreign languages and literature program at The University of Alabama, offer numerous opportunities for students to learn about the modern and ancient world. Students may participate in various club activities, become initiated into national honor societies, and take advantage of a variety of study-abroad programs. Students with foreign language proficiency have more opportunities open to them than students without that proficiency.  Classics students have the opportunity to take part in the Classics Honors Program.  See an advisor for more information.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Many of our graduates in foreign languages and classics go on to professional schools or advanced degrees in their own areas at well known universities around the country and abroad. Since 1995, classics has had a 100% acceptance rate for those who have applied for medical school. We have sent students to prestigious law schools. Some students have completed advanced study in Library Science or English/TESOL, while others have entered various areas in the private and public sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Latin I
  • Elementary Latin II
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Intermediate Latin Reading I
  • Intermediate Latin Reading II
  • Family in Ancient Rome
  • Special Topics

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of social sciences, including world history or a comparable course (second foreign language will satisfy one of the four required social science requirements)
  • 3 units of mathematics (must include algebra I, algebra II, and one unit of either geometry, trigonometry, or calculus)
  • 3 units of natural sciences, including two courses with lab components
  • 1 unit of foreign language
  • 5 additional units of academic courses 
  • The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is the flagship institution of higher learning for the state of Alabama. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31050 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31050 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11580 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tuscaloosa

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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