Department of Modern Languages

Modern Languages Certificate

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Why Choose Modern Languages?

Ready to enhance your career options? Interested in exploring a language, but not ready to commit to a major or minor? Are you a non-degree student or already have a college degree and want to add a language credential?

Wright State’s undergraduate certificate in modern languages is geared toward intermediate-level proficiency in Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. The certificate consists of 12 credit hours at 2000-level or above. It will enhance your career options in a wide range of majors and minors. The certificate can stand alone or be used as a step toward obtaining a minor or major in applicable languages.

This program is open to students in any major or minor, nondegree students, and those who already have a college degree.

Contact Information

Ksenia Bonch Reeves, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Modern Languages
225 Millett Hall


The modern languages certificate will greatly expand your career options in a wide range of fields. Sample careers include: 

  • Medicine 
  • Law and law enforcement 
  • Business 
  • Journalism 
  • Teaching English as a second language
  • Social work 
  • Hospitality industry

Real-World Experience

You will be encouraged to study abroad to develop your linguistic and cross-cultural competencies, participate in language clubs, and develop leadership skills as language club officers and supplementary language tutors. Several courses have a service-learning component, and volunteer opportunities are available in the community.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Modern Languages Certificate program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Admission Requirements

ARA 1020 or the equivalent with a C or above
FR 1020 or the equivalent with a C or above
GER 1020 or the equivalent with a C or above
SPN 1020 or the equivalent with a C or above.

Students should contact language advisors to determine if the prerequisite has been met.


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