The Modern and Classical Languages Department offers B.A. degrees in French Language and Literature, and Spanish Language and Literature; and B.S. degrees in French Secondary Education and Spanish Secondary Education.
One of the great strengths of our program is the cooperation between the department's foreign language and foreign language education faculty. These disciplines, commonly separated in other institutions, have a close relationship here at Buffalo State and are viewed as essential components for learning.
In addition to our major programs, we offer strong minor programs in French, German, Italian, and Spanish and two years of course work in Chinese, Classics, and Swahili. Students who plan to teach a foreign language are encouraged to take a second language, as flexibility enhances your chances of success in your post-college career.
We strongly encourage our majors to study abroad. The International Education Office provides numerous low-cost opportunities for global learning—including opportunities in French-speaking Quebec, Canada; Salamanca, Spain; and Siena, Italy, to name just a few.
In our major programs we are able to offer you small classes which promote student participation and proficiency in the foreign languages and afford you, the student, the opportunity to get to know your professors well.
We thank you for your interest in this department and we encourage you to contact us if you have questions.