Welcome to the Department of World Languages and Cultures. We commit to engaging minds and inspiring leaders for the global good with lively courses, undergraduate research, numerous cultural events and guest speakers, and study abroad. Recognized for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and research, we offer an engaging curriculum that prepares our students for global civic engagement. Our students are immersed in language, literature, and culture through 11 language and interdisciplinary programs – in class, abroad, and via internships, collaborative research projects, and community-based learning experiences.

A major and/or minor in any of our programs can open doors to careers in a variety of fields such as arts, communication, education, health and human services, international business, marketing, and the sciences, as well as lay the groundwork for graduate study and professional degrees in the humanities, science, medicine, and law. Our students have been honored with university-wide, national, and international awards and induction into several honor societies.

If you would like to learn more about our programs, opportunities, events, and how you can become part of them, feel free contact us.