Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and Cultures (concentrations in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish Studies; or Spanish for the Professions)

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Bachelors
Total Credit Hours 124

Program Description

At Georgia Southern University, the Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and Cultures program is designed to grow your understanding and fluency in languages such as Spanish, French, German, and more. Through immersive courses and study abroad options, you will gain language skills and cultural insights. This education equips you for exciting careers in international fields while enriching both personal growth and professional potential.

Beginning a career in World Languages and Cultures at Georgia Southern University opens you up to a wide array of career paths. Graduates have found success in roles such as teachers, instructors, company owners, chief information officers, vice presidents, bloggers, consultants, and directors. With an average salary of $85,556, alumni have thrived in organizations like Atlanta Public Schools, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and The University of Georgia, showcasing the versatility and value of this degree.

The following concentrations are available:

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Admissions Information


First-year students applying to Georgia Southern University through the summer 2026 semester can be admitted without an ACT or SAT score if they have a GPA of  3.2 or higher.* Students who have a GPA of less than 3.2 should submit official ACT or SAT scores along with their high school transcript to be considered for admission. All students must be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum to be admitted. Learn more on the Freshman Requirements Page

Adult & Non-Traditional Freshmen

Acceptance is based on the following criteria:

  • Have been out of high school at least five years or high school class graduated at least five years ago.
  • Hold a high school diploma from an accredited or approved high school as specified in the Board of Regents policy section 402.0101 or have satisfactorily completed the GED, HiSET, or TASC.
  • Have earned between zero (0) and 29 transferable semester credit hours.
  • Have a 2.0 or higher on all attempted college work.*

Upon admission, you may be required to take the ACCUPLACER test, a computerized placement test that measures skills in math, reading, and writing. Contact the Academic Success Center to schedule a time to take the test. The ACCUPLACER must be completed before enrollment. Contact the Academic Success Center for more details.

*If you have under a 2.0 on all attempted college work, you may contact our office to discuss additional options.

For information on transfer admission, dual enrollment, readmission, and international admission please see:

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges