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What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

Full-time students can complete the program in 4 years.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.


World Languages and Cultures, B.A.

The B.A. in World Languages and Cultures offers students a program of study that focuses on career readiness through an innovative curriculum and experiential learning opportunities. Our curriculum emphasizes intercultural competency that is required across all professions in the 21st century.

With courses for developing world language proficiency, multicultural literacies, and college to career connection, the goal of the program is to cultivate the next generation of a workforce that can compete globally. Graduates will be able to pursue varied career pathways in business, government, non-profit organizations, and other enterprises with an international scope.

The program offers concentrations in:


Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements and the University Degree Requirements.

The major area courses (Area G) are 30 hours in total, including 6 hours of required courses and 24 hours of courses based on the student’s concentration. The concentration options include: Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and two languages (i.e., choose two from the list: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Spanish).

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Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

Students will develop career-readiness through an innovative curriculum that develops world language skills, intercultural competency, and global awareness by leveraging the unique international resources at Georgia State as well as the cultural and historical legacies afforded by the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia. Our goal is to cultivate the next generation of a workforce that can respond to evolving industry demands and is able to compete globally.



Because of Atlanta’s geographic location and the booming international trade between the State of Georgia and the world, there is considerable need for professionals with language and intercultural skills that apply to diverse workplace settings.

Graduates with a B.A. in World Languages and Cultures will be equipped with essential knowledge and skills to pursue career opportunities in a wide range of sectors, including but not limited to:

  • Government agencies
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
  • International Arts, Media, and Entertainment
  • International business
  • Language and Culture Education
  • Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Public Services


Undergraduate Director
Shuai Li
Associate Professor
[email protected]

Department of World Languages and Cultures
25 Park Place
19th floor
Atlanta, GA 30302


Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3970
Atlanta, GA. 30302

College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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