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Foreign Language, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Utica, NY, United States
The program in Foreign Language at the Utica College seeks to help students gain fluency in reading, writing, and speaking the languages they study and to gain knowledge of their literatures and cultures.
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Students in the Foreign Language at Utica College will learn to make connections between their chosen discipline and other disciplines within the liberal arts tradition and in the world beyond the College, including professional aspirations. They also help students to acquire a deep and compassionate understanding of peoples and their culture. For more information, see Programs and Courses.

Students who successfully complete a major in either French or Spanish [more languages may be added as student demand necessitates], with an accompanying minor or sequence of courses in a second language or subject area, will have been exposed to a variety of linguistic, literary and cultural models upon which to draw in their professional lives. 

They will have also developed empathy for non-native speakers of English, having undergone a similar experience while learning their second and possibly third languages. Furthermore, the knowledge of other languages is a positive attribute for anyone entering the job market or pursuing a graduate degree.

Career with Foreign Languages

  • The language minor (and major) will prepare students for careers in fields such as education, social services, medical professions, criminal justice.
  • Journalism, civil services, editing, counseling, public relations, government, travel and tourism, and translating. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure


  • Spanish Major
  • French Major
  • Spanish Minor
  • French Minor

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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts (mark sheets) of all secondary and post secondary academic work along with an explanation of the grading system (in English)
  • Tests of English language proficiency
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Offical examination results for school finishing or leaving examinations
  • Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21560 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21560 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Utica

  • 854 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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