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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences

Foreign Languages & Cultures

Foreign languages and cultures (FLC) is the study of languages other than English and the cultures where these languages are spoken. Studying a foreign language allows for direct access to people and cultures other than one’s own and furthers the development of global understanding and sensitivity. Proficiency in a foreign language is an important tool in a broad variety of professions.

FLC offers coursework in six languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.


Professional Second Majors

A second major in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish language can be combined with a primary major in any other academic area to expand your language skills and increase your global opportunities.




Laurie Heustis
CUE 502D

Career Possibilities

  • Public relations/marketing/advertising
  • International business, banking, finance
  • Travel/tourism/hospitality
  • Law enforcement
  • Health and social services
  • Publishing/editing/journalism
  • Translation and interpretation
  • Customs and immigration
  • Customer service and personnel management
  • Education/teaching
  • Science, engineering, and technology
  • Music, film, drama, photography
  • Apparel and Merchandising