The study of modern languages will develop your linguistic skills, prepare you to better understand the culture or cultures associated with them, and generally broaden your horizons. The greater intellectual curiosity that you will acquire and the ability to express yourself in another language will prepare you for the challenges of the global community in which we live.
As a student of modern languages, you should look forward to a world of career options, some of which include business, government, journalism, education, interpreting or translating. You are strongly encouraged to discuss your career goals with your advisor or the department chairperson.
Students with previous language experience must take the appropriate modern language placement test to determine course eligibility. Students desiring to receive academic credit for previous experience must take the appropriate CLEP examination administered by the university. The CLEP examination must be taken before enrollment in foreign language courses and for freshmen within the first few weeks of the semester.