Why the University of Missouri - St. Louis?
Learn from faculty members dedicated to teaching excellence.
Be part of a department focused on your success.
Join a community of global citizens in an international setting.
See the world – in your classroom and while working or studying abroad.
What can I do with a Major/Minor in Foreign Languages?
foreign language specialist engages in translating, interpreting or teaching in
one or more foreign languages.
Specialized work in foreign languages requires knowledge of the
literature, culture and historical development of the country or countries in
which the language is used. Most
professional translators and interpreters must meet high proficiency standards
in the language they use and also have specialized knowledge of the material to
be translated. Most teaching
positions from elementary school through high school require state teaching
certificates. Most teaching positions
on the college and university levels require a Masters degree or above in the
particular language being taught. Many
occupations not only require language fluency but also a primary skill
specialization. Such jobs exist in
government, the United Nations, the Peace Corps and many other private and
public organizations. Take a look at our list of job types and employers.