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Languages at St. Mary’s

The Department of Languages at St. Mary’s University encourages students to pursue advanced language study through a Certificate in Languages which provides advanced course levels beyond those established in the Language requirement in the St. Mary’s Core Curriculum.

Certificate in Languages

The Certificate in Languages is intended to provide an incentive to students who are interested in continuing their study of a particular language but who do not wish to complete the major or minor program in this language.

Also, the certificate signals on the transcript that a student has completed two courses at least in the third year of language study and achieved the grade point average required for the certificate.

Certificate Plans

The Certificate in Languages is not a substitute for a minor, and students can pursue a language minor in addition to the certificate.

The certificate is different from a minor in two critical elements: It requires that courses be taken in language study or in classes in which the subject is taught exclusively in the target language, and it requires that the student meet a high grade requirement.

All St. Mary’s students may pursue a Certificate in Languages.


Students take two courses in the 3000, 4000, or 5000 level offered in the target language.

See the catalog for course listings and descriptions:

Learn more about the Certificate in Languages

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