Romance Languages

College of Arts and Humanities
3106 Jiménez Hall
Phone: 301-405-4025

The Romance Languages Program is intended for students who want to specialize in two of the romance language majors offered in SLLC: French, Italian, and Spanish. Students selecting this major take a total of 45 credits selected from courses in two of the three components. The first four courses listed under each group are required for that particular language component; exceptions or substitutions may be made with the approval of the departmental language advisor only, in consultation with the Romance Languages advisor. Twenty-one credits are taken in each of the two languages, as specified, and three additional credits are taken at the 4xx level in either of the languages chosen. Literature or civilization courses may not be taken in translation. Students who wish to apply for Teacher's Certification should consult the College of Education. 

Advisor: Giuseppe Falvo, Ph.D.,

To review the academic plan for this major, go to:

Undergraduate Research Experiences

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures has implemented an Annual SLLC Undergraduate Research Forum which allows its outstanding juniors and/or seniors to display their research projects. The forum takes place in late April in the Language House (St. Mary's).


Each fall semester, SLLC organizes a Language Career and Internship Fair in conjunction with the UMD Career Center. For more information, see the SLLC website:

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers a variety of federal, state, and institutional financial assistance programs, and, in cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit:

Awards and Recognition

The UG Committee organizes an annual awards ceremony to celebrate SLLC students who have earned SLLC, campus and/or national scholarships, and academic achievement awards. The awards ceremony takes place in conjunction with the annual SLLC UG Research Forum.