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Your future is in your hands. The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics offers a wide variety of academic and non-academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Explore information on our majors and minors, M.A. degrees, study abroad programs and valuable resources to create your experience. 

The curriculum features foreign language instruction and culture courses (e.g. literature, film, intellectual and cultural history, popular culture, etc.) in support of an intellectually vibrant, global and multicultural education. You will gain a deep understanding of cultural differences and acquire analytical and writing skills to succeed in today’s global world. These skills can lead to many different career options, such as:


  • Language teacher
  • English as a second language teacher
  • Bilingual educator
  • Textbook publishing company copy editor


  • Translator/interpreter
  • International relations consultant/liaison
  • International account manager
  • International banking officer
  • Bilingual customer support
  • Foreign trade
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Publishing/marketing specialist


  • Travel agent
  • Tour guide
  • Flight attendant


  • Translator/interpreter
  • Law enforcement
  • National security agent
  • Intelligence specialist (FBI, CIA, DEA)
  • Immigration officer
  • Foreign service officer
  • UN official