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Romance Languages (B.A.) French or Spanish, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #901 (ARWU) New Orleans, LA, United States
Sometimes when you have a lot to say, you need more than one language to say it in, and that can require more stimulation than one culture can provide. That’s why UNO offers a major in romance languages. With the choice between a French or Spanish concentration, our foreign languages department will immerse you in different and unique cultures.
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The programme

  • We produce graduates who possess fluency in and a mastery of French and Spanish grammar, linguistics, vocabulary, and usage; an understanding and appreciation of French and Spanish literatures; and awareness of the culture of the francophone and Spanish speaking worlds.
  • We provide the basic four-semester sequence of language study as a foundation for our language majors, and to serve Liberal Arts and other major curriculum requirements.
  • You’ll receive thorough language acquisition supplemented by classes in the literature and culture of the chosen language. And you may choose to minor in the other linguistic option of the program. You’ll want to study your chosen language in our state-of-the-art language lab and you may even enroll in several courses offered as online options.
  • As part of your degree, you’ll also be able to fulfill some of your requirements through one of our international programs, the Glories of France in Montpellier or the UNO Summer School in Costa Rica. However, our location in New Orleans — with its unique history and special blend of cultures — creates unique opportunities in French or Spanish without leaving home. In addition to several new courses specifically designed to explore that local history and culture, there are a number of relevant internships available in the community for agencies such as the Red Cross, the French Consulate, or the Franco-American Chamber of Commerce.
  • Once completed, your UNO degree will make you a competitive candidate for jobs in teaching, public relations, advertising, tourism, or translation for any number of organizations including the U.S. State Department. You may also want to continue your studies with our master’s degree in romance languages.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

For more information please visit the university's website.

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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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

GPA & Curriculum RequirementAll in-state applicants are required to have a high school core GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale based on the Regents' Core (Core 4 or TOPS University Curriculum)*.International Freshmen Applicants

Minimum admission requirements for freshmen:

  • Official transcripts with English translations
  • A cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 as calculated by the UNO Admissions office
  • Math Test Scores (one of the following):      ACT 19      SAT 500
  • English Test Scores (one of the following):      ACT 18      SAT 25 (Writing & Language)      TOEFL 70      IELTS 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14190 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9354 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9354 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Orleans

  • 1125 - 2160 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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