Coursework for the major and/or minor in Italian, French and Spanish begins at the 200 level, which is advanced intermediate. This corresponds to the fifth semester of college study (directly after 152 in each language). An AP score of 4 or 5, four years of intensive language study in high school, and/or direct language experience from living abroad or being raised in a foreign-language-speaking family may also qualify a student to begin taking courses at this level.
The major and minor degree tracks build upon advanced intermediate skills on the 200 level, to continue onto the 300 and 400 levels, with advanced language courses and content-based courses that focus on literature, culture, linguistics and language for special purposes (such as business and medicine).
Please contact us if you have any questions about completing or submitting the Major/Minor Declaration form.
For students who do not wish to submit an online application, paper copies are available from the department office. Completed paper applications and AARs may be submitted by mail or in person (between 8:30am and 5pm) to:
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
910 Clemens Hall
University at Buffalo, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260