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Foreign Languages

Arts & Humanities

 Proficiency in a foreign language (active use of the language) has become an increasingly important asset in an interdependent world, a world in which the economy is now international and different cultures are interconnected by telephone, satellite, and computer terminal. Students who have added a foreign language skill to their resumes have prepared themselves to participate in a world economy in which “the language of business is the customer’s language.” To provide for the demands of internationally-related businesses and agencies, the foreign language profession will require additional and more highly trained teachers of language, especially at the secondary level. Language requirements for admission to colleges and universities have strengthened the curriculum, but they have also produced a shortage of qualified foreign language teachers. In short, the future in business, professional, service, and educational fields is bright for anyone with foreign language proficiency.

General Information
College of Arts and Humanities
Department Website Department of Foreign Languages
Degree(s) Offered
  • Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages
  • Master of Arts in Spanish
Possible Areas of Concentrations
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Possible Employment Settings
  • Airports
  • Foreign Service Department
  • Government Agencies
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • News Bureaus
  • Library of Congress
  • Public relations firms
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Visitor and Convention Bureaus
  • Hospitality & Tourism Industry
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Peace Corps
  • Import/Export Companies
  • Commerce Department
  • National Archives
  • Travel Agencies
  • Agency of International Development
  • United Nations
  • Schools & Dept. of Education
  • Advertising Departments and Agencies
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Air, Bus, and Rail Lines
  • Immigration and Naturalization Services
  • Financial Institutions/ Investment Firms
Occupational Opportunities
  • Booking Agent
  • Community Organization Worker
  • Community-Relations
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Foreign Exchange Program Director
  • Foreign Export Marketer
  • Foreign Travel Escort Officer
  • Foreign Language Translator
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Student Advisor
  • Foreign Information Officer
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Writer/Technical Publications
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • International Broadcaster
  • International Relations Specialist
  • International-Trade Economist
  • Interpreter/Biographer
  • Linguistic Scientist
  • Manager, Industrial Development
  • Manager, World Trade
  • Radio Language Researcher
  • Special Agent – FBI/CIA
  • Teacher/Second Language
  • Teacher – college/high school
  • Tour Guide
  • Training Instructor
Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
American Association of Language Specialists Delta Phi Alpha
National Council of Teachers of English El Club de Español (Spanish Club)
American Translators Association French Club
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages German Club
La Mesa de Conversación
Latin Club
Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society)
Sigma Delta Pi (Sociedad NacionalHonoraria Hispánica)
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 8/25/2020