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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures Major, BA – German Five-Year BA/MA Program


For qualified students, the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures offers a Five-Year BA-MA program with a BA major in German and a non-thesis MA major in German. The primary component of the program is that a qualified student may take up to 9 hours of approved graduate courses for their senior undergraduate electives and have them count toward both the BA degree and the MA degree. Qualifications for admission to the program are:

  • The student must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in undergraduate German courses to be considered for admission to the program.
  • Conditional and full admission of a student into this program must be approved by the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures and by the Graduate School.
  • Conditional admission may be granted after completing 64 hours of the requirements for the BA in German, as specified by any Undergraduate Catalog in effect during that student's attendance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, provided that the Catalog has been in effect within six years of the date of graduation.
  • Conditional admission must be obtained before taking a graduate course that is to be used to satisfy the requirements of both the BA degree and the MA degree.
  • Full admission may be granted after completing 96 hours of the requirements for the BA in German, as specified by any Undergraduate Catalog in effect during that student's attendance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, provided that the Catalog has been in effect within six years of the date of graduation. A cumulative GPA of 3.5 in undergraduate German courses is required for full admission.
  • Any course taken for graduate credit prior to satisfying all requirements for the BA degree must be approved by the department head (or designee) and by the Graduate School.
  • A student will not be eligible for a graduate assistantship until the student has satisfied all of the requirements for the BA degree.