Modern Languages at UTA

Department News

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    New Professor in Spanish

    New Professor in Spanish

    Welcome Dr. Gregorio-Cano to Spanish Translation Studies.

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    Ignacio Ruiz Pérez Wins Poetry Award

    Ignacio Ruiz Pérez Wins Poetry Award

    Ignacio Ruiz Pérez wins prestigious Poetry Award

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    Faculty Honored for Teaching

    Faculty Honored for Teaching

    Several faculty members received awards in teaching for 2015.

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Prospective Students

Admission into the Department of Modern Languages

In addition to satisfying the entrance requirements for the College of Liberal Arts, prospective majors in the Department of Modern Languages must meet the following criteria:

  • A 3.0 GPA is required in the 1441-2314 Modern Language sequence, or a grade of B on the Modern Language placement test, or approval of the departmental advisor.
  • After admission to the Modern Language major, students must maintain a 2.75 GPA in major classes.

Admission into the College of Liberal Arts


Admission is determined by application to the academic unit offering the degree of interest. Individual departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts may set more specific and restrictive requirements than those stipulated in the Core Curriculum statement (See Degree Program), and may set additional requirements for admission to the major. Information may be obtained in department and program offices.

The College of Liberal Arts has a modern and classical languages requirement. Students must demonstrate proficiency at the second year college level of a foreign or classical language. This requirement for the B.A. degree at UT Arlington is designed to help students become effective members of the global community. It is not only essential for a broad education, but also provides a basis for practical benefits to students with widely varying and highly specific objectives. Proficiency may be demonstrated through the prescribed score on the CLEP test for the language, transfer of credits from another institution, completion of the second year at UT Arlington, or proof of a secondary education in a foreign language (as evidenced by a diploma from a high school in which the language is the primary language of instruction). Students who choose to fulfill the requirement through proof of secondary education in another language must complete an additional six hours of English courses in order to ensure their mastery of English. Computer Use and Oral Communication Competencies

Students majoring in Liberal Art disciplines are also required to demonstrate computer use proficiency and oral communication competency. Methods for demonstrating these competencies vary across departments and programs within the College of Liberal Arts and are detailed in the sections of this catalog pertaining to the various majors. Transfer Credits

Students entering the College of Liberal Arts may transfer up to 72 hours of academic credit from two-year institutions to be applied to a degree.


Credit by Examination and Placement Tests

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Top Ten Things...

... an undergrad student needs to do before school starts

  • Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

    If you were not enrolled in a Texas public institution of higher education prior to August 22, 2013 or are not exempt from TSI, you MUST take this exam. Prior TSI exams are no longer accepted. 
    More information: Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
    University Advising Center: 817-272-3140  - General questions.
    Testing Services: 817-272-2362  - Schedule a test date.

  • COMPLETE YOUR ADMISSIONS FILE

    make sure all final transcripts (high school and college)and all other required documents have been sent to the UTA Admissions Office, First Floor Davis Hall, 817-272-6287.

  • READ THE CATALOG

    The Undergraduate Catalog is your guide to the University. The catalog is available to view online at www.uta.edu/catalog. Read the sections regarding Registration, Tuition, Fees and Charges, Financial Aid, Academic Regulations, Degree Program Requirements, Graduation and the pages pertaining to your major
of choice. 

  • PLACEMENT

    You must take the Math Placement Test (MPT) and/or Calculus Readiness Test (CRT) in order to be able to take college level math at UTA. It is offered in Room 478 Pickard Hall, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 817-272-3261 Make sure Assessment Services has any AP or CLEP test scores and complete the ‘Petition to Record Credit by Examination’ form. Assessment Services, Second Floor Davis Hall, 817-272-2362. 

  • ADVISE

    Meet with your academic advisor to get approval to register.
    Undeclared Students: University Advising Center 817-272-3140
    Pre-majors and Majors: Modern Languages Undergraduate Advising office 817-272-3161

  • REGISTER 

    Pick the days and times for your classes and register yourself in classes online by logging into the MyMav systemwww.uta.edu/mymav. Don’t forget to order a parking pass when you register if you’ll need one. 

  • PAY 

    Verify your financial aid (if you applied and qualified) and pay your bill 
    Financial Aid Office: Second Floor Davis Hall, 817-272-3561 
    Bursar’s Office, First Floor Davis Hall OR University Center, 817-272-2172 

  • IDENTIFY YOURSELF 

    Get your Student ID in the MavExpress Office, University Center, 300 W. First Street, 817-272-2645  

  • BUY YOUR TEXTBOOKS

    Just take a copy of your class schedule to the UTA Bookstore, 400 S Pecan Street, 817-272-2785, and they can help you select the right books, Or, buy your books online at www.uta.edu/bookstore

  • ACTIVATE YOUR UTA E-MAIL

    All students are automatically assigned a UTA e-mail account. All official communications are sent to this address, whether or not you check it! Instructions available here: www.uta.edu/email