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Programs of Study

The Department of English and Modern Languages offers the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Professional English, Modern Languages, and Communications. The Bachelor of Science degree is offered for students who major in the teaching of English. Each degree program stresses the effective development of expressive skills, both oral and written.

Undergraduate Degrees in English

The Department of English and Modern Languages offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional English and the Bachelor of Science degree for students who major in the teaching of English.

Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages with a Concentration in Spanish

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Modern Languages presently offers a concentration in Spanish. This comprehensive program equips students to communicate in all modes of language as well as providing application of knowledge of language and culture through service learning projects. A study abroad component provides opportunities for travel and application of language acquisition in a cultural immersion setting. The program addresses the need for fluency in another language as an increasingly important asset to students in the areas of Education, Business, Applied Social Sciences, Technology, and the Arts and Humanities in the 21st century. The major in Modern Languages addresses the national and international need for graduates with communication tools for success in our multicultural society as well as in the global marketplace. The major with a concentration in Spanish will experience the immediate challenge to meet the growing needs of our Hispanic community.

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with Concentrations in Broadcasting and Journalism

This program’s curriculum offers students professional job-oriented courses in print, broadcast, online journalism and web-based productions and designs. A key cause of students' high interest in this Program is its hands-on, professional skills oriented practicum and internship program. Students spend two full semesters working on student newspapers and magazines such as The Collegian, The State, Advocate, Plenum, and university wide organizations, like Sports Information Department, University PR and Marketing, 1890 Research, Student Affairs, SCSU Public radio WSSB, student media, TV facilities, etc. In addition, students complete one to two semesters of professional internships in off campus newspapers, magazines, online media, and radio-TV and PR agencies. In the last two years, 21students from the Program have completed their professional internships in different local and national media outlets and agencies in Orangeburg, Columbia, Charleston, Rock Hill/Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, Newark, and New York. Many of the twelve graduates from this Program are currently working in media related jobs in Atlanta, Charlotte, New York and New Zealand. One has been admitted to the graduate program of Northwestern University in Chicago. Illinois.