Why choose a major in romance languages?

Multiple language fluency prepares students to participate effectively in a multilingual global society.  The majors in foreign languages promote the understanding of diverse cultures and allow students to impact society by building relationships across languages and cultures as globally engaged servants and scholars.  Regardless of vocation, language graduates are better equipped to accomplish their goals and serve God in multiple languages and cultures. 


A romance languages major can lead to careers in:

  • Language Teaching
  • Language Interpretation
  • Translation
  • Law Enforcement
  • Social work
  • Immigration
  • Health
  • The U.N.
  • Peace Corps
  • Law
  • Subtitling/Voiceover
  • Ministry
  • Nonprofit Work


Student Publications, Internships and Scholarships 

Honors Projects: For qualifying seniors in all department majors, these projects are excellent preparation for graduate school often becoming the M.A. or Ph.D. application writing sample.

Study Abroad: Students in language programs are required to participate in an approved study abroad program of their choice. 


  • Merit-based departmental scholarships are available for French, Romance Languages and Spanish majors
  • A.L. Bennett Hispanic Fund Scholarship—Spanish

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