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World Languages, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

We offer a bachelor degree in World Languages at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In addition to building proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and listening in second language, our coursework cultivates critical thinking and analysis through engagement with a range of cultural products, including art, film, music, and literature. 

Our curricula combine proficiency-based instruction with a classic liberal arts education. We also offer specialized classes in language for specific purposes and professions.

Learning Outcomes 

Our courses will enable you to…

  • Communicate with people from other countries and cultures
  • Become a competitive professional in today’s global market
  • Pursue advanced degrees in the humanities and social sciences or professions such as law, healthcare, social work, education, and business 
  • Pursue certification in interpretation and translation
  • Pursue licensure in K-12 education and ESL certification
  • Study, travel, live, and work abroad

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Our department offers faculty-led summer study abroad programs in France, Latin America, and Spain, and students are encouraged to study abroad for semester and year-long programs. 
  • We also assist students who cannot study abroad for extended periods of time to find shorter (one- or two-week) options for language immersion programs. 
  • Our Office of Study Abroad can help you find the right program for your needs and explore financial aid and scholarship options.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    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: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 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

  • Application for admission and pay the $40 application fee. There’s no application fee for military students – request your waiver here.
  • Immunization records or Titer Test showing Immunity (for students born after 1956) can be sent via mail, emailed to admissions@ualr.edu, or faxed to 501-569-8956.
  • Official high school transcript Ask your counselor to send a current high school transcript. After you graduate, we will need a final high school transcript with your graduation posted.
  • Official college entrance exam scores Ask your counselor to send your scores along with your current high school transcript or request your scores through the exam provider.
  • Official college transcripts (If you have taken college classes while in high school) from all post-secondary schools you’ve attended. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21779 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21779 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21779 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21779 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9528 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 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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