• Department of Languages and Literatures

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

    Choose a French Major or Minor to learn a language spoken by over 274 million people in 29 countries.
  • German

    Choose a German Major or Minor to learn Europe's most spoken language and the language of the fourth largest economy in the world.
  • Spanish

    Choose a Spanish Major or Minor to learn the the second most-used language the US, spoken by over 400 million in 21 countries.
  • American Sign Language

    Choose a minor in ASL and prepare to take the State of Oklahoma Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) for ASL interpretation.
  • Chinese

    Choose to minor in Chinese and learn the most used language in the world, great for international business.
  • Greek

    Choose to minor in Greek and learn to read classical works by Plato, Sophocles, and the New Testament in their original language.
  • Japanese

    Choose to minor in Japanese and learn one of the most useful languages for business and the language of the third largest economy in the world.
  • Latin

    Choose a minor in Latin and learn to read works by Vergil, Cicero, Caesar, Thomas Aquinas, and others in their original language.
  • Russian

    Choose the Russian Minor and learn one of the most useful languages for business and a top 10 most-used world language.
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Career Paths

A degree in a foreign language opens career opportunities in several fields, including business, education, law, government, medicine, agriculture, and engineering. Foreign Language degrees have the highest starting salaries of the liberal arts degrees.

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German Study Abroad

A study abroad will help you to develop an advanced proficiency in German, learn more about the German culture by personal experience, and allow you to complete courses for your degree. A study abroad can also help you get a job faster after graduation and make more money than those who do not study abroad, and can help you have better career outcomes.

As you plan your study abroad, make sure to talk with your academic advisor, the Study Abroad Office, and our department so that the classes you take abroad will transfer to OSU. There are scholarships available from the OSU Study Abroad Office and from our department to help you to study abroad. The programs listed below are reciprocal exchange programs in which students pay the same OSU tuition and fees as at OSU, but pay for housing and meals in country. 

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Bacharach, Germany.

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L├╝beck, Germany.

German Study Abroad 3

Heldenplatz in Vienna, Austria.

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Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany.