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BA in Romance Languages

Degree Program Description

Romance Languages is the study of language and literature in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.   The study of a foreign language allows for the development and refinement of communication, listening and speaking skills. Such study also endows students with a concern for world affairs and an appreciation of and respect for individual differences. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Romance Languages is offered in two emphasis areas:  French and Spanish.  Students must choose one of the emphasis areas to earn the BA in Romance Languages.  Given the liberal arts foundation of a degree in Romance Languages students pursue careers in a variety of fields or continue their studies.  Graduates have pursued careers in journalism, tourism, diplomacy, and education. 

Students must choose a BA in Romance Languages with an emphasis in French, or a BA in Romance Languages with an emphasis in Spanish.  There is no offering for a BA in Romance Languages without an emphasis.

In addition, students must complete all College of Arts and Science and University graduation requirements, including University general education.

Major Program Requirements

The bachelor of arts degree in Romance Languages is offered in two emphasis areas:  French and Spanish. Students must choose one of the emphasis areas to earn the BA in Romance Languages.  Details on the requirements for the programs are listed under each emphasis.

Semester Plan

A sample plan of study has not been designed for this major, as students are required to select an emphasis.  Refer to the semester plans designed for the emphasis in French or Spanish.

Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree. 

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, click on the Academic Progress Tile, then select Request Degree Audit. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to https://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via https://www.transferology.com. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to https://registrar.missouri.edu/degrees-audits/degree-audits/.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.

  • If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center.  No Appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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