Foreign Languages Majors
Why Study a Foreign Language?
Proficiency in foreign languages and world cultures are crucial assets in a world that is increasingly interdependent and interconnected by global media and markets. Graduates with foreign language skills and international understanding are better prepared to participate and succeed in the global marketplace. Our Foreign Languages Major will help you become a more globally engaged and cross-culturally aware citizen.
Majoring in a foreign language will help you:
- Gain proficiency in another language
- Improve your cognitive abilities as you develop the writing, speaking, and listening skills needed to be globally engaged
- Gain greater awareness and understanding of different cultural values, priorities, and concerns
- Learn to apply cross-cultural awareness in social and professional settings
What can I do with my Foreign Languages and Literature degree?
Foreign language majors usually enjoy a broad array of personal and professional opportunities. As a major, you will develop linguistic and cultural skills so that you can communicate clearly and effectively in another language, both orally and in writing. You will also be able to mediate between people from different cultures, conduct research, and critically analyze complex problems.
Such versatile skills can lead to a career in many different areas, such as business, healthcare, education, government, non-profit services, law enforcement, journalism, advertising, publishing, and travel & hospitality, to name a few.
Want to major or minor in a Foreign Language? Our advising sheets explain what courses you need to take.
|French Major||German Major||Spanish Major|
Undergraduate Programs in Foreign Languages & Literature
Concentration in French
Concentration in German
Double Major in Foreign Language and Business Administration
The degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) is offered with a double major in foreign languages. The second major may be in French, German, or Spanish. Students will follow the business curriculum.
A student can begin a language without any prior experience and still complete the dual major program within a four-year period with regular academic advising. Students will need to meet with advisors in both areas.