Academic Programs

Academic Programs

When you graduate with either of our majors in French, German, or Italian you have a wide range of job opportunities available to you. Our major tracks provide students with a greatly enriched view of the world around them as well as language skills that will prove useful in many professional occupations. With its emphasis on language, culture, research, writing and creative and analytical thought, the FGIS major prepares students for graduate studies in languages and most professional schools, including law, business, education and medicine, as well as for work in professions such as law, teaching, business, management, and publishing.

Career-Related Skills of Language Majors

  • Communication: Foreign language majors gain skills in oral expression, critical reading, translation, clear writing, editing, and interpreting in foreign languages.
  • Research & Problem Solving: Comparison of ideas, problem identification, developing problem solving techniques, and information analysis are skills strengthened through a foreign language major.
  • Human Relations: Both studying abroad and studying other cultures develop appreciation for other cultures, adaptability to different environments, and receptivity to new ideas.
  • Education & Instruction: Many foreign language majors gain valuable instructional skills by tutoring others in both the oral and written aspects of the language.