Studies have shown that having better language skills or more effective communication skills can lead to improved economic performance.
We offer a B.A. program with multiple language concentrations, as well as minor and certificate programs in seven different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. In addition, we provide a multidisciplinary certificate program in workplace intercultural competence to equip students with the necessary skills to succeed in a globalized world. We also collaborate on the joint B.A. program in International Economics and Modern Languages and several Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies programs.
Students who wish to better develop their language skills in preparation for careers that put a high value on multilingual communication can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and Cultures with a concentration in Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish or two languages.
The study of global languages focuses on learning about language, linguistics, literature and culture. The ability to speak a foreign language fluently can be an asset in today’s global economy and make individuals more competitive in the ever-changing job market.
B.I.S. in Asian Studies
The Asian Studies program offers flexibility for students to create a course of study that fits their interests and professional goals, providing an opportunity to acquire a career-oriented range of skills and knowledge of this important and unique region of the world
B.I.S. in Global Studies
The Global Studies degree is designed to allow students to take courses in political science, history, anthropology, geography, economics, linguistics, religion, sociology and international business to create a tailored curriculum while gaining broad competencies in global issues and world languages.
B.I.S. in Middle East Studies
The Middle East Studies program is ideal for students who want a well-rounded understanding of the Middle East along with an in-depth knowledge of Arabic or another a language of the region.
Students in this degree program take courses including International Economics, International Trade, and International Finance as well as multiple language courses in either Spanish, French, German or Chinese Culture and Society.
The Certificate of Language Ability offers students the ability to document oral and written foreign language skills through a program that allows a more flexible alternative to a minor or major in a language. Students can earn the certificate in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.
The Workplace Intercultural Competence certificate prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to provide management of diverse workplaces in a variety of settings including business, construction, agriculture, education and healthcare.