If you have an interest in speaking both French and Spanish fluently, our two language major is for you. Language training, integrated with a rich understanding of literature, culture and history, results in an acquired appreciation and understanding of other people and cultures. Given their understanding of today's global economy, two language majors have many career avenues to choose from after graduation.
General Education Requirements
Perks of Being a Two Language Major
- International study
A critical component of the foreign language experience, you will participate in one (or more) of our international education programs - short-term faculty-led study tours, language immersion, study abroad or international internships. Whether you choose France, Spain, Costa Rica or Peru (to name a few), you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself first-hand in language and culture.
- Thrive in today's global economy
Fluency in a language other than your own is key to understanding and fully participating in today's global economy. In addition, being a foreign language major assures a holistic appreciation of cultural patterns and linguistic excellence.
- Earn your teaching licensure
You can choose to earn a licensure to teach foreign language through coordination with the Cato School of Education.
You will have the opportunity to intern at a diverse group of sites including:
- Overseas aid agencies
- Drug Enforcement Agency
- Library of Congress
- U.S. State Department
- The United Nations
- Corporations with foreign subsidiaries
- Law firms
- Schools and universities
- Healthcare organizations
- Foreign news agencies
- Non-profit organizations
"Queens provided me with the flexibility to study abroad to master my language skills. My decision to study the Spanish language has served me in every job I have had. Spanish is not simply something to study, but a skill that will serve those who develop it for the rest of their lives." - Rebecca Garate '05
When You Graduate
Many of our foreign language majors go on to prestigious graduate schools and rewarding careers in a number of fields including business, translation and interpretation, foreign service, education, law, diplomacy and government service, public policy, tourism, journalism and non-profits.
"Learning Spanish and studying abroad in Costa Rica while at Queens motivated me to continue my education overseas, where I studied eco-innovation in France. I totally advocate learning languages and then doing a study abroad in that language. It can really change how you feel, see and interact in the world." - Ellie Ramm '09
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.