Major in French | Spanish

Major in French | Spanish

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.


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Why UC?

The foreign language program at Utica College enables students to major in either French or Spanish and combine their language study 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 program offers academic majors 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 program 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.

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A Degree that Works

Because of UC’s interdisciplinary curriculum, French and Spanish 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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