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BA in Languages and Cultures

Shorelight - Adelphi University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

May 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 41,600

Course Accredited By

ACS

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
A BA in Languages and Cultures is a highly versatile degree that empowers students to become truly global citizens.
  • You’ll build strong intercultural competencies and become proficient in other languages, preparing you to succeed in any professional field—from business to diplomacy, healthcare, hospitality, international affairs, journalism, law or the nonprofit world.
  • Boost your marketability by learning two foreign languages under the tutelage of world-renowned faculty.
  • Become an informed citizen with sensitivity to the wants and needs of multicultural populations, a critical skill that can be applied in any workplace.
  • Take advantage of exciting experiential learning opportunities—like our capstone internship program—that enhance your résumé and provide you with valuable hands-on experience.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2023
  • July 2023
  • December 2023

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Uganda

  •  Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements CERTIFICATE

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Tanzania

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

(BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements CERTIFICATE

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

United Kingdom

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 55

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Languages and Cultures, B.A.
HEGIS Code: 1101.00
Program Code: 41392
CIP Code:

(36 credits)

  • In the Languages and Cultures major, students will pursue the study of two foreign languages in a 36-credit program that encourages them to discover and to make connections between these languages. With advanced proficiency in one foreign language, gaining skills and cultural competency will enable them to increase career opportunities and enhance their personal lives in an international and intercultural environment while learning a second foreign language to an intermediate level (or beyond, should they choose). A foundational course in intercultural competence provides insights into the effective negotiation of divergent worldviews through the lens of language study. The capstone is an internship where students will deploy this knowledge as well as their language skills. Students also are encouraged to study abroad during their junior year to further develop their language skills in either language. Students will receive advisement about the wide variety of courses offered in other departments that deal with interactions among peoples, cultures, and regions. This program prepares students to enter the workplace in a wide range of possible fields (e.g. business, diplomacy, education, immigration law, international advocacy, nursing / healthcare, social work, translation and interpretation, and travel/tourism).

General Education Requirements

  • All students must satisfy the University’s General Education and foreign language requirements, in addition to the requirements for the major.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Languages and Cultures
Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 36
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

Primary foreign language
(18 credits above level 4)

  • FRE (0128) 263 - French for the Professional World Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • ITA (0138) 263 - Italian for the Professional World Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • SPA (0172) 263 - Spanish for the Professional World Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • FRE (0128) 231 - French Cross-Cultural Concepts Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • ITA (0138) 231 - Italian Cross-Cultural Concepts Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • SPA (0172) 231 - Spanish Cross-Cultural Concepts Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • FRE (0128) 251 - French Conversation in Practice Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • ITA (0138) 251 - Italian Conversation in Practice Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • FRE (0128) 252 - French Grammar And Composition Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • ITA (0138) 252 - Italian Grammar and Composition Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • SPA (0172) 252 - Spanish Grammar And Composition Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • FRE (0128) 344 - French Translation Techniques Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • ITA (0138) 344 - Italian Translation Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • SPA (0172) 344 - Spanish Translation Techniques Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • FRE (0128) 246 - France Today Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • SPA (0172) 246 - Spain Today Credits: 3.00SPA (0172) 248 - Trends and Tendencies in Hispanic America Credits: 3.00 hrs

Secondary foreign language (12 credits (at least levels 1 through 4, with the option to continue on in that language)

  • CHI (0129) 111 - Chinese Level I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • FRE (0128) 111 - Level I French Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • GRK (0131) 111 - Level I Greek Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • ITA (0138) 111 - Level I Italian Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • JPN (0141) 111 - Level I Japanese Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • POR (0160) 111 - Level I Portuguese Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • SPA (0172) 111 - Level I Spanish Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • CHI (0129) 112 - Chinese Level I I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • FRE (0128) 112 - Level II French Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • GRK (0131) 112 - Level II Greek Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • ITA (0138) 112 - Level II Italian Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • JPN (0141) 112 - Japanese Level II Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • POR (0160) 112 - Level II Portuguese Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • SPA (0172) 112 - Level II Spanish Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • CHI (0129) 121 - Level III Chinese Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • FRE (0128) 121 - Level III French Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • GRK (0131) 121 - Level III Greek Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • ITA (0138) 121 - Level III Italian Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • JPN (0141) 121 - Level III Japanese Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • SPA (0172) 121 - Level III Spanish Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • CHI (0129) 122 - Level IV Chinese Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • FRE (0128) 122 - Level IV French Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • GRK (0131) 122 - Level IV Greek Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • ITA (0138) 122 - Level IV Italian Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • JPN (0141) 122 - Level IV Japanese Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • SPA (0172) 122 - Level IV Spanish Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • Intercultural Competence
    (3 credits)

LAN (0139) 101 - Introduction to Intercultural Competence Credits: 3.00hrs

Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • LAN (0139) 401 - Language Internship Capstone Experience Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • Academic Accelerator Cost per Semester 
  • Fall 2021 $21,104.7 
  • Spring 2022 $21,104.7
  •  Summer 2022 $21,104.7 
  • Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester 
  • Option A: On Campus Double (with AC) 
  • Option A offers on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students and a common bathroom in hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,295 
  • Spring 2022 $6,295
  •  Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option B: On Campus Large Triple (with AC) 
  • Option B offers an on-campus suite-style room shared among three undergraduate students. Shared bathroom is en suite.
  •  Fall 2021 $6,710 
  • Spring 2022 $6,710 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option C: On Campus Regular Triple (with AC) 
  • Option C offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with an ensuite bathroom.
  •  Fall 2021 $6,490 
  • Spring 2022 $6,490 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531
  •  Option D: On Campus Double (No AC) Option D offers an on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $5,705 
  • Spring 2022 $5,705 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option E: On Campus Converted Triple (No AC)
  •  Option E offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $4,725
  •  Spring 2022 $4,725 
  • Summer 2022 $5,772 Meal Plan Details Cost Per Semester Panther Lifestyle Plan 200 meals per semester (~12 meals per week) at "all you can eat" dining hall, plus $200 Panther Dollars at food trucks, markets, cafés, and more. Includes free Sunday brunch in Post Hall
  • . Fall 2021 $2,365 
  • Spring 2022 $2,365 
  • Summer 2022 $700

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