Degrees & Requirements

Our curriculum leads to Bachelor of Arts degrees in five distinct tracks.     

  • French & Francophone Studies (B.A.)

    FRCH 101 Beginning French I (4) 
    FRCH 102 Beginning French II (4) 
    FRCH 201 French Grammar (3) 
    FRCH 202A French Intermediate Conversation and Composition (3) 
    FRCH 300 French Civilization (3) 
    FRCH 301A Contemporary Issues in France and Francophone Regions and Countries (3) 
    FRCH 304A Literature Survey III (3) 
    FRCH 402 Advanced Conversation, Grammar and Composition (3) 
    FRCH 450 Senior Seminar (3) 
    Two additional 6 French courses at the 300- or 400- level*
    Total35
    Additional requirement
    MATH 121 Or higher (3)

    *Courses to be completed in the three following optional ways: a) two courses taken at Emory & Henry College, b) one course taken at Emory & Henry College and three semester hours completed with an approved study abroad program in a francophone region or country, or c) six semester hours completed with an approved study abroad program in a francophone region or country.

    The senior project is met by 450, which is designed to increase students’ knowledge of a French speaking country or region in their particular field of interest.

  • French & International Commerce (B.A.)

    FRCH 101 Beginning French I (4)
    FRCH 102 Beginning French II (4)
    FRCH 201 French Grammar (3)
    FRCH 202A French Intermediate Conversation and Composition (3)
    One course from: (3)
    FRCH 300 French Civilization
    FRCH 301A Contemporary Issues in France and Francophone Regions and Countries

    FRCH 305 Advanced Business French (3)
    Six semester hours completed with an approved study abroad program (6)
    FRCH 480 Senior Project (1-3)
    Total27-29
    Additional requirements:
    ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I (3)
    ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II (3)
    MGMT 320 Issues in International Management (3)
    MGMT 345 Management Theory and Practice (3)
    ECON 151 Principles of Economics I (3)
    ECON 152 Principles of Economics II (3)
    ECON 322 International Trade (3)
    One course from: (4)
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics
    STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

    The senior project is met by 480, which is designed to increase students’ knowledge of a French speaking country or region in their particular field of interest.

  • French-Teacher Preparation (B.A.)

    Department Requirements:
    FRCH 101 Beginning French I (4)
    FRCH 102 Beginning French II (4)
    FRCH 201 French Grammar (3)
    FRCH 202A French Intermediate Conversation and Composition (3)
    FRCH 300 French Civilization (3)
    FRCH 301A Contemporary Issues in France and Francophone Regions and Countries (3)
    FRCH 402 Advanced Conversation, Grammar and Composition (3)
    Three additional French courses at the 300- or 400- level* (9)
    Total32
    Additional requirements
    ENGL 333 Linguistics (3)
    MATH 121 Or higher (3)

    *Courses to be completed in the three following optional ways: a) three courses taken at Emory & Henry College, b) one course taken at Emory & Henry College and six semester hours completed with an approved study abroad program in a francophone region or country, or c) nine semester hours completed with an approved study abroad program in a francophone region or country.

    Licensure Requirements:
    EDUC 114 Introduction to Education (1)
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5)
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5)
    EDUC 305 Human Growth and Development (3)
    EDUC 320 Technology and Instructional Design (3)
    EDUC 370 Survey of Exceptional Children (3)
    EDUC 440 Seminar: Teaching in Secondary School (2)
    EDUC 441 Supervised Teaching in Secondary School (10)
    EDUC 445 Foundations of Education (3)
    EDUC 449 Reading, Writing and Instruction in Content Areas (3)
    EDUC 450 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary School (3)
    Total32
    Additional Requirements 
    One course from: (3)
    HIST 111 American History to 1861*
    HIST 112 American History since 1862*
    Laboratory Science* (4)
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics** (4)
    Recommended
    One course from: (3)
    HHP 231 Personal Health
    HHP 232 School and Community Health
    HHP 251 Safety Education
    For middle school endorsement:
    EDUC 401 Practicum in Education (2) 

    *Met as Modes of Inquiry in Core Requirements.

    **Statistics 161 is required in addition to the mathematics requirement in the major.

    Education 440, 441, and 450 are taken in the professional semester.

    Student Teaching is the senior project for teacher preparation, but individual departments may have additional senior project requirements.

  • Hispanic Studies (B.A.)

    SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I (4)
    SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II (4)
    SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3)
    SPAN 202A Communication in the Hispanic World (3)
    SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar and Expressions in Hispanic Culture (3)
    SPAN 302A Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Film (3)
    Four courses from: (4-12)
    SPAN 350 Special Topics in Spanish* (1-3)
    SPAN 401 ST Special Topics in Hispanic Studies* (1-3)
    SPAN 402 ST Special Topics in Hispanic Studies* (1-3)
    SPAN 450 Senior Seminar (3)
    Total27-35 
    Additional Requirement
    MATH 121Or higher (3)

    *May be repeated with different topics.

    Students pursuing a double major must complete: 101, 102, 201, 202A, 301, 302A, 401ST and 402ST.

    The senior project is met by 450.

  • Spanish-Teacher Preparation (B.A.)

    Department Requirements:
    SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I (4)
    SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II (4)
    SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3)
    SPAN 202A Communication in the Hispanic World (3)
    SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar and Expressions in Hispanic Culture (3)
    SPAN 302A Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Film (3)
    Three courses from: (3-9)
    SPAN 350 Special Topics in Spanish* (1-3)
    SPAN 401 ST Special Topics in Hispanic Studies* (1-3)
    SPAN 402 ST Special Topics in Hispanic Studies* (1-3)
    SPAN 407 Teacher Preparation (3)
    Total26-32
    Additional Requirements:
    ENGL 333 Linguistics (3)
    MATH 121 Or higher (3)

    Licensure Requirements: 
    EDUC 114 Introduction to Education (1) 
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5) 
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5) 
    EDUC 305 Human Growth and Development (3) 
    EDUC 320 Technology and Instructional Design (3) 
    EDUC 370 Survey of Exceptional Children (3) 
    EDUC 440 Seminar: Teaching in Secondary School (2) 
    EDUC 441 Supervised Teaching in Secondary School (10) 
    EDUC 445 Foundations of Education (3) 
    EDUC 449 Reading, Writing and Instruction in Content Areas (3) 
    EDUC 450 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary School (3) 
    Total32
    Additional Requirements 
    One course from: (3) 
    HIST 111 American History to 1861*
    HIST 112 American History since 1862*

    Laboratory Science* (4) 
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics** (4) 
    Recommended
    One course from: (3) 
    HHP 231 Personal Health
    HHP 232 School and Community Health
    HHP 251 Safety Education
    For middle school endorsement:
    EDUC 401 Practicum in Education (2) 

    *Met as Modes of Inquiry in Core Requirements.

    **Statistics 161 is required in addition to the mathematics requirement in the major.

    Education 440, 441, and 450 are taken in the professional semester.

    Student Teaching is the senior project for teacher preparation, but individual departments may have additional senior project requirements.

  • Minor in Spanish

    A student may minor in Spanish by completing Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202A, 301, and 302A.

  • Placement

    Students who have taken Spanish, French, or German in high school will take an online language placement test administered by the Foreign Languages Department in order to be placed in the appropriate course.

  • Courses at Cooperating Institutions

    Students who wish to study a foreign language not offered at Emory & Henry can do so at cooperating institutions either in the United States or abroad.

  • Minor in Foreign Languages Other Than Spanish

    A student may minor in a foreign language other than Spanish by completing that language’s courses numbered 101, 102, and 201, plus three additional courses, two of which must be on the 300 or 400 level.


  • This information is effective using the most recent Academic Catalog for more detailed course descriptions you can view the Academic Catalog here.

    For Current Students, you may check your individual degree requirements using Self-Service. More information in regards to this can be found on the Registrar’s page.


In addition to these degrees, our classes are an integral part of the College’s core curriculum.

We offer on-campus courses in:                         

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

  • French

  • Greek

  • Latin                           

  • Spanish (and online Summer school)

We also offer distance-learning courses through the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges (VFIC) language exchange program. The list of distance-learning courses include:

  • Arabic

  • German

  • Russian