B.A. Modern Languages (extended major)

You may pursue the study of two languages with this extended language major. To earn this degree, complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:  

Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)  


Also be aware that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.


Also be aware that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).  


Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.  

Major Requirements  

For this degree, take a total of 53 units, with at least:  

Within these units, take:  

Consult with your advisor in choosing the courses you take in each language. You must get this student individualized plan approved as early as possible to ensure that you graduate in a timely fashion; please be aware that your advisor must approve these 53 units of coursework.


Please be aware that you may only take lower-level courses in your primary and secondary languages if you have not already taken advanced coursework in these languages. For instance, after youíve completed 200-level courses in one of these languages, you canít take courses at the 100 level in the same language; after completing a 300-level courses you canít take 100- or 200-level courses.

General Electives  

Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.  


You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)


lick here for more information about our courses in undergraduate French, undergraduate German, undergraduate Spanish, undergraduate Navajo, undergraduate Chinese, and undergraduate Japanese.

Click here for more information about our Modern Languages faculty.