Juan A. Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish, Chairman of the Foreign Language Department
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 792-3028
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Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

Studying Foreign Languages: The UC Advantage

TForeign Language study at Utica Collegehe foreign language major at Utica College enables you to combine the study of French or Spanish with a major related sequence of courses in another field of professional interest, providing for an interdisciplinary learning experience that prepares you for success in an increasingly diverse global marketplace.  

Students develop and understanding of the grammar, literature, and cultures relevant to their primary language through both classroom and foreign study experiences. 

The foreign language major is ideal for students planning a professional career that involves interaction with non-English speaking communities.


The foreign language major offers study in:
  • Spanish
  • French
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
  • education
The major also offers rich opportunities for foreign study experiences.

For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

Because of its interdisciplinary curriculum, foreign language majors at UC 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