Languages at UMSL

Languages and Cultures Programs

  •  BA Modern Language
  •  BS Secondary Education - Modern Language

Career Opportunities

  •  Business
  •  Communicatioins
  •  Education
  •  Engineering
  •  Journalism
  •  Nursing

Languages and Cultures in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages at the University of Missouri–St. Louis allows students to pursue an education in language with internationally-recognized faculty experts committed to each individual student’s success. The Languages and Cultures faculty at UMSL is dedicated to teaching excellence, and our faculty members have either native or near-native proficiency as well as advanced degrees in the languages they teach.

An education in Languages and Cultures from UMSL enables you to join a community of global citizens in an international setting. You will have the incomparable opportunity to see the world, both in your classroom and while working or studying abroad.

What UMSL has to offer

Our students benefit from combining advanced study in a modern language with another major. This creates a unique and desirable employee with a proficiency in a foreign language and culture in addition to their knowledge and skills in another specialty.

Our graduates have the opportunity to work in an incredible array of fields including: teaching, social work, nursing, engineering, business, communications, government, journalism, travel industry, translation and research.

Languages and Cultures in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Languages offers a Certificate in Modern Language and Study Abroad, a Minor in French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Modern Languages or Classical Studies, a BA in Modern Language with a concentration in either French, German, Japanese or Spanish and a BS in Secondary Education with a concentration in a modern language. In addition, the program offers courses in English as a Second Language (ESL), Arabic, Chinese, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek and Latin.

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The University of Missouri–St. Louis is the largest public research university located in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. Founded in 1963, we enroll nearly 17,000 students, and we are home to more than 1,400 faculty members.

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