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Romance Languages

Accelerated & Combined Degree Programs

Combined Bachelor of Arts (BA) + Master of Arts (MA)

While a BA in French, Italian or Spanish provides students with a solid linguistic and cultural background, through a Master's students acquire superior oral and written proficiency in the target language, an understanding of its linguistic aspects; and a sound knowledge of the cultural context in which it is used.

Fast-track saves time and money

Our 3 + 2 combined program allows students to graduate with a BA and an MA in Italian, French or Spanish in just five years! Apart from the main advantage of enhancing graduates' relevance and competitiveness in the job market, this program allows students to save time and money, as it is shorter than the traditional BA+MA combination. In addition, students are not required to take the GRE exam for acceptance, thus being able to focus on the development of their linguistic and cultural proficiency.

Majors should start working on their combined MA requirements at the Spanish intermediate level (SPAN 215) so they can dedicate their last terms to Master courses only.

For more information, please consult department advisers or graduate director: Dr. Ana Ros

  • Course sequence sample for Spanish

    Semester 1
    SPAN 215 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)
    Undergraduate Elective (4)

    Semester 2
    SPAN 250 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)
    Undergraduate Elective (4)

    Semester 3
    SPAN 251 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)

    Semester 4
    SPAN 344 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)

    Semester 5
    SPAN 360 or 370 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)
    Undergraduate Elective (4)

    Semester 6
    SPAN 370 or 360 (4)
    SPAN 400 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)
    Undergraduate Elective (4)

    Semester 7
    SPAN 400 (4)
    SPAN 400 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur Req. (4)
    Undergraduate Elective (4)

    Semester 8
    SPAN 400 (4)
    SPAN 500 (4)
    SPAN 500 (4)
    SPAN 500 (4)

    Semester 9
    SPAN 500 (4)
    SPAN 500 (4)
    SPAN 500 (4)

    Semester 10
    SPAN 500 (4)
    SPAN 500 (4)
    Elective 500 (4)

    Comprehensive Examination: late April–early May

  • Course sequence sample for French

    Semester 1
    FREN 215 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur (4)
    Undergrad elective (4)

    Semester 2
    FREN 241 or 341 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur (2)
    Undergrad elective (4)

    Semester 3
    FREN 341 or 351 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur (4)

    Semester 4
    FREN 380 or 381 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur (4)
    Undergrad elective (4)

    Semester 5
    FREN 380 or 381 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur (4)
    Undergrad elective (4)

    Semester 6
    FREN 480 or 481 (4)
    FREN 480 or 481 (4)
    Gen Ed/Harpur (4)
    Undergrad elective (4)

    Semester 7
    FREN 480 or 481 (4)
    FREN 480 or 481 (4)
    FREN 580 or 581 (4)

    Semester 8
    FREN 480 or 481 (4)
    FREN 580 or 581 (4)
    Undergraduate elective (4)
    Graduate elective (4)
    (Up to here fulfills requirements for graduation with the BA in French 126 credits)

    Semester 9
    FREN 580 OR 581 (4)
    FREN 580 OR 581 (4)
    Graduate elective or thesis (4)

    Semester 10
    FREN 580 or 581 (4)
    FREN 580 or 581 (4)
    Graduate elective or thesis (4)


Combined BA + Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Combined Degree Program BA in French or Spanish and MAT in French or Spanish Adolescence Education (Grades 7–12).

For more information, please visit the MAT page.


Combined BA + MBA

For more information, please visit the Harpur fast-track MBA page.


Accelerated BA + Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Combined Degree Program BA in Spanish, Italian or French and MAP in Spanish, Italian or French.

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the College of Community and Public Affairs are pleased to offer a program leading to degrees in one of our three languages plus a master's degree in Public Administration. This combined degree program allows students to major in a romance language plus prepare for a career in the public or nonprofit sector. The graduate portion of the degree begins in the undergraduate's senior year, then continues for the fifth year.

This program is ideal for students who are interested in management careers in government and the nonprofit sector:

  • Prepare for management careers in public and nonprofit organizations.

  • Collaborate with an energetic faculty committed to students, teaching and community service.

  • Gain real world experience while making a difference in the community.

For more information, please consult Brianna King or call at 607-777-2719.

Last Updated: 6/27/18