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Romance Languages - A.B.

About this Degree

Students majoring in Romance Languages are immersed in the rich and challenging study of language and culture. Courses in linguistics, literature, and specialized topics lead to advanced levels of speaking and writing proficiency, the development of intercultural social skills, and an understanding of the vast Romance Language-speaking world. Students may choose to pursue proficiency in a combination of any two Romance languages, or focus solely on Italian or Portuguese through a single language option. Undergraduates, especially those combining language study with preparation for careers with international components in areas such as arts and design, business, health professions, journalism, law, public service, and publishing will find ways to enhance their desired competencies through our sponsored study abroad programs, residential language communities, service learning and experiential opportunities, conversation tables, and cultural events throughout the year.

What you will learn

The Romance Languages major is a gateway to employment, professional school in medicine and law, and graduate school. The major curriculum fosters creativity and cognitive flexibility while enhancing perception and interpretation skills. There are a multitude of ways to acquire unique combinations of experience and knowledge. The goals of each student are considered and mentoring is personalized to suit their post-graduation objectives. Interdisciplinary certificate programs can offer a distinctive niche and are often used, along with internships and short-term work abroad, to customize a student’s entry into a desired career in areas such as art and travel industries; government service; health and legal professions; international aid and development; management and administration; media and content creation; as well as careers in primary, secondary, and higher education.

Other Degrees/Programs Offered:

Students majoring in languages may go on to graduate or professional school. Proficiency in languages also helps majors find employment in the public and private sectors. See the department's career planning, internship, and working abroad resources.


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Associate Editor

Bilingual Instructor

Business Development Manager

CIA/FBI Special Agent

Civil Service Worker

Client Services Coordinator

Community Relations

Copy Editor

Corporate Specialist

Customs Official

Development Assistant


Environmental Translator

Events Logistical Liaison

Foreign News Journalist 

Foreign Services Worker


Immigration Specialist

Import/Export Agent

Language Researcher

Legal Assistant


Multicultural Education and 

Outreach Coordinator

Program Coordinator

Project Manager

Recruiter/Business Development

Research Associate

Resource Coordinator & Inside 

Sales Representative

Restaurant Management

Sales Associate

Social Media Coordinator


Travel Consultant

Web Developer

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Advertising Dept/Agencies

Applied Health

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Chambers of Commerce

Delta Airlines

Education Department of Puerto Rico


George Walton Academy

GEORGIA Magazine 

Global Collect

Google, Inc.

Government Agencies

H&A Events

Hotel Chains

Imagine Exhibitions Inc.

Import / Export Companies

Investment Firms

Jericho Translations


Lodgian, Inc. 

National Archives

News Bureaus

Peace Corps

Premiere Technologies

Print Graphix


Public Relations Firms

Public Service Organizations

The Cottage School

The Greenville News


Travel Agencies


Unity Village

Universidad de Cesar Vallejo

ValueJet Airlines

Visitors Bureaus

Youth Venture

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