Modern Languages

Careers in Modern Languages


Students who major or minor in foreign languages can choose careers in a variety of fields, including international business, the Foreign Service, translation and interpretation, teaching, or social work.  Many of our majors continue their studies at the graduate level in areas such as cultural studies, linguistics, and literature.  Others use their language expertise to pursue advanced degrees in law, medicine, and other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Our alumni are utilizing their foreign language expertise with the following employers:

  • State and Federal courts
  • Census Bureau
  • Library of Congress
  • Armed Forces
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • United Nations
  • World Bank
  • Organization of American States
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Agency for International Development
  • Airlines and travel agencies
  • Publishing houses
  • Law offices
  • Hotels
  • Manufacturers
  • Import-export companies
  • Shipping companies
  • Banks
  • Commercial translation firms
  • Newspapers
  • Radio & television networks
  • Social service agencies
  • Ford Foundation
  • Red Cross
  • YMCA
  • Peace Corps
  • Teaching in Japan
  • JET (Japanese Government Education) Program