David K. Hart, Chair
3112 JFSB, (801) 422-4923
College of Humanities Advisement Center
1175 JFSB, (801) 422-4789
All degree programs in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages are open enrollment. However, special limitations apply for teaching majors.
Students of foreign language and literature develop fluency in another language as well as sensitivity to their own language and cultural heritage, to the contributions and diversity of other peoples, and to the advantages of an international perspective.
Experience with the intellectual, artistic, and spiritual expressions of other cultures and of their own culture helps students qualify for advanced study at graduate and professional schools, especially in linguistics, literature, language teaching methodology, library science, humanities, business, law, and medicine. Those who accept employment on completion of the BA degree frequently serve in international business, in education, or in a government agency.
The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages strongly recommends that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.
To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:
Certificate of Language Proficiency
Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.
MA in Language Acquisition (German or Russian)
MA in German Studies
For more information see the BYU 2010–2011 Graduate Catalog.