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Modern Foreign Languages, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Clinton, SC, United States
Presbyterian College offers majors and minors in French and Spanish, a major in Modern Foreign Languages which combines French and Spanish, and a minor in Latin American studies.  We also offer introductory courses in Chinese (through the Confucius Institute), French, and Spanish, which may be used to satisfy the general education requirement for a foreign language.
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Through linguistic and intercultural encounter, the department strives to equip its students with the necessary skills and tools to succeed and contribute to our ever-shrinking world.

As part of this encounter, many Modern Foreign Languages majors at PC opt to study abroad for a semester or a year. By immersing themselves in a completely foreign culture, students not only hone their language skills, but they also grow and become more self-aware by moving out of their comfort zones.

Graduates from the PC Department of Modern Foreign Languages have gone on to a variety of fields, including international banking, law, business, journalism, graduate school, and teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Introductory Spanish II
  • Accelerated Intro Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish I
  • Latin American Cinema
  • Introductory French II
  • Intermediate French I
  • Introduction to French Studies
  • Intro to Translation Studies
  • French Novel: 20th Century
  • Senior Capstone in French

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

When applying, high school seniors must:

  • Submit a PC application or submit the Common Application.
  • Request an official copy of your high school transcript from your guidance counselor.
  • Submit an official copy of your standardized test scores (SAT or ACT).
Recommended Items
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • ZeeMee
  • Essay 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34982 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34982 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Clinton

  • 920 - 1610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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