Major and Minor Requirements
Students can declare a major in French or Spanish, or a minor in French, German, Italian, or Spanish, at entry to the University, through the Office of Admission. Students wishing to declare a major/minor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures after admission to LMU must meet with a professor from that particular program. A Change of Program form will be signed by the chairperson, provided that the student has a minimum LMU GPA of 2.0 (C).
Lower division language courses (100-200) may not be challenged by exam. However, any of these courses may be satisfied by placing above that level through the LMU Placement Exam for Spanish and French (administered by the Learning Resource Center) and by professor evaluation for Italian and German. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in all lower division language courses to major or minor in those languages.
Students with significant course credit in a language from high school or college will not be allowed to enroll in the 101 course of that language.
Our department offers lower division language courses (100-200) in Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino which satisfy the language requirements for the Asian and Pacific Studies major and minor.