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If you plan to live abroad, work for a multinational company, research global issues, attend graduate school, read foreign newspapers and literature, or just want to appreciate another culture more fully, you should consider studying modern languages.

Modern language studies majors pursue a bachelor’s degree in modern language studies with a concentration in either French or German, integrating communication, cultures, cross-discipline connections, language and culture comparisons, plus participation in multilingual communities.

By learning foreign languages, you’ll expand your cultural network, broaden your appreciation of other cultures, and gain a better understanding of yourself. A degree in modern language studies opens doors in a variety of industries, from business and journalism to teaching and foreign services.

In fact, we believe the most effective global citizen of the 21st century will thrive in at least two different languages in different cultures around the world. Without knowledge of language, one remains on the outside looking in rather than understanding a culture from the inside out. Languages both reflect and shape a different perception of the world.

Choose your course of study from a variety of languages:

Areas of Study

Expand your horizons with study abroad in more than 50 countries, service-learning trips overseas and internships around the globe.

Study Abroad

At TCU, you’ll grow intellectually and personally, and you’ll also gain specific knowledge and skills for a career. You’ll learn by doing, stepping outside the classroom to turn your ideas into action. Internships are invaluable for helping sort out which career path most interests you.

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At TCU, you’ll have access to a career consultant who works exclusively with AddRan students. Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career coach who will assess and analyze what you need most. You’ll learn how courses, internships and service projects can broaden the experience on your resume. Learn more about everything career services has to offeryour major.

Career Preparation