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Romance Languages, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Paradise, NV, United States
The Romance Languages major offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is a comprehensive degree that gives students a thorough preparation in the language, literature, linguistics, and culture of at least two of the following languages: French, Italian, and Spanish.
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The language courses help students develop their writing and speaking skills while those in linguistics present language in a more theoretical way, taking into account regional, social, and historical variation. Culture courses introduce students to the artistic and cultural trends of the major French, Italian or Spanish-speaking countries over the many centuries of their existence. In the literature courses, students read major works by many different authors, improve their language and analytical skills and scan a spectrum of cultural and social issues.

Learning Objectives


  • Students will be able to engage in conversation, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Students will be able to understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
  • Students will be able to present information, concepts and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.


  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products (artifacts) and perspectives of the cultures studied.


  • Students will be able to reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
  • Students will be able to acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.

Career Possibilities

Majoring in Romance LanguagesMajoring in Romance Languages at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ensures that a student not only graduates with a practical and fulfilling degree but also has links with the approximately 700 million people in 67 countries across five continents who speak French, Italian or Spanish. Students who speak more than one language often have linguistic, cognitive, and cultural advantages over monolingual speakers and they may be better prepared to face the challenges of a multilingual and multicultural world. An understanding of the French, Italian, and Spanish languages is a stepping stone to communication in other Romance languages.As Italy, France and Spain are among the seven most industrialized countries, knowledge of the Italian, French and Spanish languages can be advantageous in a broad range of careers, such as international business, journalism, politics and tourism. French, Italian, and Spanish are principal languages of the arts, including opera, cuisine, cinema, fashion and sports.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intermediate French I
  • Intermediate Italian I
  • Intermediate Spanish I
  • Intermediate Spanish II
  • Intermediate Italian II
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

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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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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


  • Nevada Advanced High School Diploma
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT Test Scores


  • College/University Transcript(s)
  • If you have completed coursework at a non-US high school or college, you must also submit a certified evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) by a NACES member organization. This evaluation and translation converts your non-US coursework to the US equivalency so that UNLV can evaluate your documents for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8291 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8291 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Paradise

  • 1088 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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