The Department of Modern Languages offers a major program in modern languages with concentrations in French, German, and Spanish; minor programs in French, German, and Spanish; and teacher education programs in a variety of combinations. Courses in other foreign languages and in occupational or professional fields are offered in order to meet student and community needs. In addition, the department administers several study abroad programs, as well as certificate programs in basic French, German, and Spanish studies.
Students are placed in courses at levels appropriate to their ability as indicated by the BYU placement exam.
The above may not be applicable if students have had no professional instruction in their chosen foreign language within the past two years. Students can also take a test if they feel that may have insufficient preparation for the required level or are not sure of that level. Elementary courses do not apply toward the major or minor requirements.
Certificate Programs Available
For more prerequisites and information, call the Department of Modern Languages, 303-615-1122.
Students seeking secondary credentials in French, German, or Spanish must satisfy MSU Denver’s teacher preparation program in addition to all of the major requirements. They must also demonstrate sufficient mastery of the target language or languages through an appropriate proficiency exam.