SUNY Buffalo State's Modern and Classical Languages Department offers two degrees in French—French education (7-12), B.S.; and French, B.A. with a specialization in either professional French or Francophone studies—along with a postbaccalaureate teacher certification in French education (7-12).
- Arts and Letters, BA, French Romance Studies (consult MCL Department for detailed description of this path)
The Modern and Classical Languages Department offers two degrees in Spanish—Spanish education (7-12), B.S.; and Spanish language and literature, B.A.—along with a postbaccalaurete teacher certification in Spanish education (7-12).
(NEW) World Language Advantage Certificates
Proficiency in a World Language is a natural enhancement for a diverse range of professions. Certificate paths consists of a five-course sequence that culminates with a 3XX-level capstone. A minimum overall GPA of 2.00 overall and a GPA of 2.70 in the language specialization is a requirement for this certificate and must be maintained up to and including the final course in the sequence. All 3XX-level courses facilitate focused study of the target language in the student’s targeted career track (Self-Determined Language Learning) and oral presentations that likewise allow for connections between target language and the student’s career path. Students must complete at least three courses in the Buffalo State Modern and Classical Languages Department, with at least one course at the 3XX level. Any outside credit appeals are subject to departmental approval, and in some cases, a proficiency interview may be required of students seeking to apply outside course equivalents or CLEP credits to the certificate.
Assessment Plans (forthcoming)
Leadership in Languages Other Than English
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Arts and Letters, BA
The B.A. degree program in Arts & Letters provides the opportunity to craft a customized major for students who are interested in the study of any of the forms of human expression, creativity, and culture, and whose career/life plans would be served by an academic scope broader than that offered by any single department. Students enrolled in the Arts & Letters major may declare French Romance Studies or Italian Romance Studies as the primary area of concentration (18 credits/9 upper div.) or secondary area (9 credits/3 upper div.).
Navigating Romance Studies paths in French or Italian: a French faculty advisor will be assigned to each Arts & Letters student with a primary area in French Romance Studies. Likewise, an Italian faculty advisor will be assigned to each Arts & Letters student with a primary area in Italian Romance Studies.