Career Outlook
Average Salary
Projected Regional Growth
  • Airline Services
  • Banking and Finance
  • Customer Service Agent
  • Lawyer
  • Linguist
  • Immigration and Refugee Support
  • Importing/Exporting
  • Teacher
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel Writer

For individuals who

Want to learn or improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in Spanish. Learn more about Spanish and Hispanic culture and literature.

Looking for

A flexible degree that can result in multiple outcomes. Elective coursework. Study abroad experience.

To become

  • Foreign Service
  • Hotel and Resort Management
  • International Business
  • Translator
  • Travel Agent

Career Directions

Experience has shown that many students, with or without declared modern language majors or minors, find a second language background especially useful when combined with preparation in another professional field. Examples include health care, public relations, journalism, TV and radio broadcasting, hotel management, publishing and editing, government service, banking, and management.

One of the more promising occupational fields for language students has been international business. Individuals with foreign language skills are finding increased opportunities with multinational corporations, especially in management and marketing. Many companies with international ties recruit candidates possessing linguistic training because they recognize its correlation with effective verbal and written communication. Regardless of their specific majors, students are encouraged to contact the department for information and advice on career application of foreign language skills.

Students wishing to prepare for high school teaching should make this intention known to the School of Education and to the Department of Modern Languages to make certain that the requirements for state certification are met. Competitiveness and flexibility in the job market tend to be greater if certification can be obtained in two or more different areas.