Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Mahmoud Amer
Acting Chair 2016-2017
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048

Undergraduate Programs Advising Information


Students and Faculty can refer to the WCUPA Advising page for general information.

The following advising sheets can be found in the UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK under the Undergraduate Tab to the left. Please, consult the Handbook and your advisor often for program requirements and courses you need to take.




"Designations for General Education courses for students admitted into the university prior to Fall 2014 are those that each course had when the student was first admitted into the university. For students admitted starting Fall 2014 and thereafter, only those General Education courses that are designated in the current catalog as having a given designation will count towards that designation. For information on approved General Education courses, please refer to the undergraduate catalog:




Students enrolled in Fall 2014 and after

Students entering into the new Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Cultures FALL 2014 and after should follow the following advising sheets for the BALC program:


BALC with Elective Certification

BALC French Track     [A151]

BALC French Track with Elective Certification

BALC German Track   [A152]

BALC German Track with Elective Certification

BALC RussianTrack   [A153]

BALC Russian Track with Elective Certification

BALC Spanish Track [A150]

BALC Spanish Track with Elective Certification

These are the last updated versions from 7/31/2015.

Note: these advising sheets do not reflect the changes done to the wcupa GEN ED requirements and courses stated in the previous section. Students who entered the university Fall 2014 and after should follow the information posted about Gen Eds above; students who declared the language major Fall 2014 and after follow the BALC major requirements. Therefore, there might be students in the BALC with Gen Ed courses from the pre-Fall 2014 and others in the BALC with the post-Fall 2014 limited courses!

If you would like to add the Teaching Certification to your curriculum,

please complete this form and bring it to the Department:
Teacher Certification Form




Students enrolled before Fall 2014

Students who enrolled in any of the the BA programs BEFORE FALL 2014 follow the following advising sheets:


B. A.
B. A. with Elective Certification
B.A. in FRENCH [A130]

B.A. in FRENCH with Elective Teaching Certification

B.A. in GERMAN [A134]

B.A. in GERMAN with Elective Teaching Certification

B.A. in LATIN ( * ) [A140]

B.A. in LATIN with Elective Teaching Certification ( * )

B.A. in RUSSIAN [A171]

B.A. in RUSSIAN with Elective Teaching Certification

B.A. in SPANISH [A186]

B.A. in SPANISH with Elective Teaching Certification

Note: As of Fall 2010, no new students are to be admitted into the Latin B.A. program (including the elective certification option).

(Last updated: October 22, 2015)