Major in Foreign Language

You Belong Here

You’re fascinated by other cultures, and you’re energized by conversations with individuals from diverse backgrounds. You want a career that incorporates the language, literature, and traditions of countries around the world. Foreign language may be the major for you.


Languages in which classes are offered

Why UC?

The foreign language major at Utica College enables students to combine the study of French or Spanish with courses in another field of professional interest—an interdisciplinary approach that prepares students for success in a diverse global marketplace. A skilled faculty, which includes several native speakers, helps students develop an understanding of grammar, literature, and foreign cultures through both classroom and study abroad experiences.

Learn more about UC’s foreign language faculty.

What You’ll Learn

The foreign language major offers study in Spanish and French, with classes in Italian and Latin also available. Foundational learning is complemented by units in culture, conversation, literature, and advanced grammar or composition, as well as a major-related sequence or minor in other professional areas, such as management, human rights advocacy, sociology, journalism, and education. The major also offers rich opportunities for foreign study experiences.

Learn more:

Options to major in French or Spanish, with a full range of immersion study opportunities via exchange and study abroad programs.


A Degree that Works

Because of UC’s interdisciplinary curriculum, foreign language majors are prepared to succeed professionally in a broad range of fields, including:

  • Business management
  • Social services
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Travel and tourism

UC foreign language alumni have taken leadership positions at:

  • RBS Card Services, Inc.
  • Georgia Department of Revenue
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