As organizations seek to better serve diverse communities or global clients, bilingual and multilingual candidates rise above the competition. Studying language and culture enables us to become better global citizens, receptive to new people and experiences. You can achieve it all with a Modern Languages degree from the University of Central Missouri.
Learn Spanish, French or German to be competitive in any field
Our Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages degree provides a world-class educational experience. With classes taught by tenured faculty or native speakers, many of whom are award-winning educators, you’ll achieve language fluency and multicultural awareness. A Modern Languages degree stands strong on its own, but it also works well as a second major to gain proficiency that complements another course of study.
Studying German, French or Spanish can help you be more competitive in fields such as these:
Studying language at UCM offers flexibility
From in-person classes at our Warrensburg campus to study abroad programs, UCM offers various means to learn French, Spanish or German. These also include hybrid and online classes.
17:1 program student-faculty ratio
60+ countries in which to study abroad
Tenured faculty with native speakers
Language labs with advanced speakers
Join Modern Languages Club
Spanish for Healthcare online program
Three language and culture options are available. You can choose to earn a French degree, Spanish degree or German degree. Your choice will determine your classes.
All students studying language and culture can take these popular courses at the University of Central Missouri:
Prior language experience may place you beyond elementary-level classes in pursuit of your Modern Languages degree. We offer placement exams in French, German and Spanish. If you’ve earned the Seal of Biliteracy, you may qualify to get credit for beginning and intermediate language and culture courses.
For a real understanding of another language and culture, the University of Central Missouri offers you hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom. Use our language labs, staffed with fluent, conversational leaders and tutors, oftentimes native speakers. Then, enhance your experience in studying language and culture through participation in:
Alumni from the University of Central Missouri often tell us that their Modern Languages degree either landed them the job or earned them a pay raise. Your ability to interact with international clients or community members of another culture only enhances your value to potential employers.
Studying language and culture at UCM also provides a strong foundation to prepare for law school. Sharpen your critical-thinking skills and learn to serve a multicultural audience as you learn Spanish, French or German.
Understanding the opportunities of a Modern Languages degree
You have access to your program coordinator and faculty mentors for questions related to your academic opportunities and career plans. You may also use the interactive tool below to gain insights into how a Modern Languages degree from UCM can set you on a successful career path.
An investment in a Modern Languages French degree, Spanish degree or German degree from the University of Central Missouri should deliver returns in your future. In the meantime, we know financial aid options are helpful, even with our average tuition fees below those of other four-year colleges across the United States. Visit our Financing Your Education page for access to the UCM Scholarship Finder, as well as for information on loans, grants and work study.
As an undergraduate student studying language and culture at UCM, you may qualify for program scholarships such as:
Make yourself more marketable.
If you’re contemplating your career path while pursuing your Modern Languages degree in Language and Culture, UCM offers minors that pair well with this program of study:
Students with prior language experience may enroll beyond the Elementary I level for French, German, or Spanish. For further guidance on which class is right for you, we offer placement exams for French, German, and Spanish. Students with the Seal of Biliteracy may qualify for credit for the beginning and intermediate language courses.
Modern Languages faculty lead an annual short-term study abroad program to Spain, which give students an opportunity to enhance their language skills and immerse themselves in the local culture. There is no better way to build on your classroom education!
Ever year, Modern Languages faculty lead a group of students on a short-term study abroad program to Germany. Students get to explore exciting cities such as Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and more, all while earning course credit!
Support Study Abroad Opportunities
Your generous support makes life-changing study abroad opportunities possible for Modern Languages students. Please consider donating to the Modern Languages Study Abroad Fund by clicking on the link below.