Languages are the most efficient tools to create communication between the nations and cultures of an increasingly interconnected world. Studying languages at University of Lynchburg will help you become an active global citizen.
Our goal is to equip our students with a high degree of language proficiency during our introductory courses before they enter our minor and major programs.
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers the following:
- Majors: French and Spanish
- Minors: Classical Studies, French, German, Spanish, and Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language
- Certificate: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language
These programs increase a student’s fluency in the language studied or deepens their understanding of the English language. Additionally, the foreign language majors and minors provide a broad understanding of the literature and the culture studied.
In conjunction with another area of specialization, the competence gained in the study of a modern language will prepare students for careers in fields such as the health sciences, international business and commerce, law and communications and international relations.
- Work in the Modern Language Resource Center as part of the elementary and intermediate language courses. This is designed to teach and test listening comprehension and speaking skills.
- Travel to Costa Rica (Spanish) and Laval University (French) through our Study Abroad program
- Qualify to be eligible for the Modern and Classical Languages Honorary — Phi Sigma Iota
A degree in languages prepares you for a career in:
- Foreign language teaching
- The diplomatic corps
- Bilingual education
- Government education
- Law enforcement
- Health services
- Health care
- The international marketplace
- A degree in languages also prepares you for graduate study in such fields as sciences, medicine, library science, literature, philology, and comparative literature.