By studying a language at the College of Arts and Sciences, you’ll discover a new world of people, ideas and opportunities. Our language departments offer more than 30 languages — including Italian, Arabic and American Sign Language — with learning opportunities including majors, minors and work- or study-abroad programs.

It’s never too late to start learning or build on what you know. If you took a high school language class or have practiced on language learning apps for months, you have already begun to create a foundation for further study.

Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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The Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures (CLLC) brings students together with scholars and experts from across the university and around the world to increase our understanding of diverse cultures, expand our competence in world languages and investigate the impact and creative potential of established and emerging media technologies.

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Why study a language?

Expand your world

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Hear from our language students

Hear from our language students

Students talk about the importance of studying a language and how it allows them expand their worldview, explore new career options, make connections on campus and abroad and engage in enriching experiences.

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Prepare for a Modern Career

Speaking more than one language has become an essential skill in our increasingly interconnected world. At the College of Arts and Sciences, enhance your learning experience and unlock a world of possibilities by pairing your field of study with a language. A strong background in language and culture can complement a career in everything from visual and performing arts to social and behavioral sciences to natural and mathematical sciences.

World language graduates land job opportunities across a broad spectrum of industries:

Business, industry and commerce | Education | Law | Science, technology, engineering, mathematics| Social services | Travel | Government | Media​

Language Pathways

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