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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4985
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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Modern Languages?"

Why Major in Modern Languages?

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages will use the knowledge and skills in the program to:

  • Use the target language orally and in writing in a variety of informal and formal situations.
  • Comprehend a variety of authentic materials in the target language for personal and/or professional use Demonstrate knowledge of linguistic elements, pronunciation and intonation, grammar, forms of discourse, and vocabulary to satisfy a variety of everyday tasks.
  • Engage in socially appropriate forms of communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the target cultures in their geographical and historical contexts, including perspectives, practices and products.
  • Additionally, students pursuing the Education Concentration within the Professional Application Area will use the knowledge and skills gained in the program to: Teach essential elements of the target language at elementary and/or secondary school levels.

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

Academic Exchange SpecialistInternational Consultant
Border Patrol AgentInternational Hotel Administrator
Coordinator of International StudentsInternational Marketing Director
Customer Service ManagerInternational Radio Broadcaster
DiplomatInternational Trade Specialist
Economic Developer (Peace Corps)International Visitor Exchange Specialist
F.B.I. AgentInterpreter
Financial PlannerPassport Examiner
Foreign Affairs SpecialistPharmaceutical Representative
Foreign Student AdvisorProfessor/Educator
Immigration InspectorSpecial Agent
Import/Export CoordinatorTour Director
International Account ManagerTranslator
International Banking OfficerTravel Agent
International Conference PlannerWriter/Editor

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

About Inc.
Federal Government
Language Jobs
Spanish, Bilingual Jobs
Spanish Careers
French Careers
Jobs Abroad
Overseas Jobs

Affiliated Organizations

American Association of Language Specialists
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
American Association of Teachers of French
American Foreign Service Association
American Translators Association
International Federation of Translators
Modern Language Association of America
National Association of Judicial Interpreters and Translators
American Association of Teachers of French

Four-Year Academic Plan

Modern Languages: Area 1:Language and Culture
Modern Languages: Area 2: Professional Applications, Criminal Justice Concentration
Modern Languages: Area 2: Professional Applications, Marketing Concentration
Modern Languages: Area 2: Professional Applications, Hospitality Management Concentration
Modern Languages: Area 2: Professional Applications, Public Relations Concentration
Modern Languages: Area 2 : Professional Applications, Education Concentration


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator