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Modern Languages

Welcome to the Modern Languages Program. The program offers a major in Modern Languages available in French, German or Spanish as well as a Modern Languages Minor and the World Languages and Cultures Minor. The Modern Languages major also has a second optional area that allows students to combine language courses with career training. Available concentration are Marketing, Criminal Justice, Public Relations, Hospitality Management and K12 Education for those seeking teacher certification.

Our mission is to provide a world-class educational experience in the various modern languages and to foster in our graduates both foreign language fluency and multicultural awareness. In today's ever changing world, these are no longer luxuries; American citizens have a real responsibility to be able to completely navigate in the world outside U.S. borders. This program offers a major in Modern Languages, available in French, German, or Spanish as well as a Modern Languages minor and the World Languages and cultures minor. We also offer basic courses n Chinese and Japanese.

Our outstanding faculty members are dedicated to helping our students develop real-world linguistic skills and to broaden their horizons, becoming world citizens. Of course, the best way to understand another culture via direct experience, and to that end the department offers numerous study abroad options. Whether you want to travel for a month, a semester, or a year, we can help you to develop a study-abroad program based on intensive language instruction and total cultural immersion.


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