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Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Why Study A Foreign Language?

The Department offers courses in a variety of modern languages, literatures, cultures, and linguistics that lead to careers in teaching, government, banking, travel and many other enterprises. When combined with another discipline, language proficiency can make the difference in obtaining challenging and exciting employment in business and industry, government, engineering and international organizations. Students with business administration backgrounds will find a broad array of American businesses and industries which seek to place employees in overseas offices. These include international sales and marketing positions in pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace, oil, automotive or computer industries. About half of our graduates continue their studies at the graduate level, many receiving fellowships and assistantships. Others find jobs as teachers, translators or interpreters. Some of our graduates have found employment in publishing houses, government agencies, airlines, and travel agencies and as social workers.