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Foreign Languages and Literature, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Omaha, NE, United States
The Department of Foreign Languages & Literature from University of Nebraska offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Foreign Language and Literature with concentrations in: French, German, Russian or Spanish. 
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The Foreign Languages and Literature department from University of Nebraska Omaha offers introductory through advanced courses in French, German, Russian and Spanish as well as courses through the intermediate level in, Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese and Latin. Elementary classes in Mandarin Chinese are also offered. 

In addition, it participates in such interdisciplinary programs as Latino and Latin American Studies, International Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and also offers summer courses in France, Germany, Canada, Russia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Spain.

Student Groups

The department of Foreign Languages has active student groups: El Club de Español, Sigma Delta Pi, Pi Delta Phi

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Practical French Conversation
  • Elementary French
  • Practical German Conversation
  • Elementary German
  • Elementary Russian
  • Elementary Spanish

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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    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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    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The Department of Foreign Languages does not accept transfer credits from any institution for its 1000/2000 level courses except for those as allowed by the College of Arts and Sciences. 
  • To enroll in any French, German, Russian or Spanish course beyond 1110, a student who has not successfully completed the prerequisite courses at UNO must take the appropriate placement exam and qualify for the desired course. 
  • Native and heritage speakers of French, German or Spanish wishing to take a course in their language of nurture are exempt from this requirement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21244 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Omaha

  • 985 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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