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Romance Languages

A Romance Language Major is jointly offered by the Department of French and Italian and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. 

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Degree Programs

Major in Romance Languages

The B.A. in Romance languages is for undergraduate students who wish to specialize in a combination of French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

This major is intended for students who wish to specialize in more than one Romance Language. Students selecting this major must take a total of 45 credits selected from courses in two of the three components listed below: French, Italian and Spanish. The first four courses listed under each group are required for that particular language component; exceptions or substitutions may be made only with the approval of the student's advisor in consultation with the Romance Language Advisory Committee. To achieve the total of 45 credits, 21 credits are taken in each of the two languages, as specified, and three additional credits are taken at the 400-level in either of the languages chosen. Literature or civilization courses may not be taken in translation. There are no requirements for support courses for the Romance Language Major. A minimum grade of "C" is required for all courses for the major. Students who wish to apply for Teacher's Certification should consult the College of Education at this University.

Advising & Courses


The Romance languages undergraduate advisor is available for consultation as you pursue a B.A. in Romance languages. To ensure that you have fulfilled all the requirements for graduation, the department recommends that every Romance languages major confer with an advisor at registration time each semester.


The College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) Office of Student Affairs provides college advising for all ARHU undergraduates in 1120 Francis Scott Key Hall. 


Course Catalogues

Degree Program Requirements

Please consult the program pages for requirements about each degree:

Program Director

Giuseppe Falvo

Program Director and Associate Professor, Italian

3103 Jimenez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-4031