Spanish or French with YOUR major


Michael Magistro

Spanish & Asian Studies Major

¡Hola estudiantes, me llamo Miguel! 你好!我叫梅正! If you're reading this, then you've shown interest in joining the Marywood family. Allow me to regale you about the fabulous opportunities that are before you if you choose to study a foreign language at Marywood University.

"The limits of my languages are the limits of my world." -Ludwig Wittgenstein

Everyone Should Know A Foreign Language!

Through our dynamic, interactive classes, your language skills will blossom. Reinforced with service trips, travel/study abroad, and constant immersion, your knowledge of and sensitivity to other cultures will equip you with the necessary skills to enhance any professional track.

Foreign Language & Your Major

With creative options and a multitude of courses, a foreign language major can be added to even the most rigorous programs. Starting freshman year, your schedule can include language classes to add this important major/minor to your professional career. A semester or summer session abroad is an opportunity that should not be missed during your undergraduate years.

YOUR Major + a Major in Spanish/French = Success!

A major in Spanish or French requires 33 semester hours beyond 100-level classes. Come see us and we will help you add this to your major.

YOUR Major + a Minor in Spanish/French = Success!

Spend your electives wisely. Put those credits toward a minor in foreign language! For just 18 credits beyond elementary 100-level classes, you can gain a competitive edge in the workplace. Students beginning their foreign language at the 223 level or beyond can earn a minor for only 5 additional courses. Remember, foreign language skills will distinguish you from ALL other job candidates and increase your earning potential.

Many of our students have combined their foreign language studies with the following programs.

Double Major in Spanish AND French

Students who concentrate in one foreign language are urged to begin studying a second foreign language. A double major in French and Spanish may be pursued by taking 30 credits in one language and 24 in the other, excluding 100-level courses.

K-12 Certification

Students seeking K-12 certification in education must take 30 semester hours in the major language beyond 100-level classes.