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Majors, Minors and Non-Degree Offerings



B. A. Spanish

B. A. Modern Languages


Students may use one (1) of the upper level department courses taught in English toward the major. An exit examination is required.


The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers minors in:





Each minor program consists of a minimum of 15 credits including 202 and the remaining 12 credits at the 300 level and above. Students entering at the 300 level complete 15 upper­level credits. Students may use one (1) of the upper-­level departmental courses taught in English toward the minor.

Dual Degree

B.A./B.S. in International Business: Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Bachelor of Science in International Business.

Typically, most dual degree programs require more than the minimum of 120 credits.

Internships in the United States and abroad are encouraged as part of the coursework.


International Business: 18 credits in one language and business courses determined by the A.J. Palumbo School of Business.

Certificate in Intercultural Study: 18 credits in core courses, area studies, and a Seminar in Intercultural Interpretation, and also intern or study abroad. Courses in Modern Languages and Literatures may be chosen to fulfill the area studies requirement.

Non-Degree Offerings

Completion of the language sequence at the 202 level satisfies the language requirement of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

Arabic:  MLAR 101, 102, 201, 202

Retroactive Credit (all language programs)

Students may be granted up to three credits retroactively for previous language study if they enter a language course beyond the introductory level and earn a "B" or better in that course. Your language course at Duquesne University must be your first college course in the language. Students who have earned college credit through College-in-High School courses are not eligible.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of 12 transfer credits will be accepted toward the major. A maximum of 6 transfer credits will be accepted toward the minor in French and German.