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Bachelor's Degree in Modern Languages

B.A. in modern languages with majors in French, German or Spanish; minors in Chinese, Classical Studies, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, or Spanish translation

Studying a world language is much like deciphering a code — it enables you to closely examine another culture’s framework. Language study provides insight into the linguistic, historical, cultural and literary worlds of other people.

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Students in many majors, such as modern languages, connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.

The K-State difference

The department sponsors faculty-led study programs in Europe and Latin America and has students studying abroad worldwide.

Students may choose from a four-semester language program sequence, advanced courses, bachelor's degree programs or a minor. Many opportunities exist for dual degrees compatible with modern languages.

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Did you know?

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, an open-access scholarly journal, is published here and is devoted to the study of French, German and Spanish literature.

What can I do with a degree in a foreign language?

Second language proficiency is an asset in any career and is indispensable in graduate school. Modern language graduates apply their skills in fields including education, health and human services, business, law and criminal justice, communication, hospitality and government agencies. Related careers include:

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Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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