Do you long to learn a new language and experience a unique culture? Are you a high school student with prior language experience, such as four years of a specific language? Are you interested in teaching a foreign language? If any of these describe you, earning a degree from one of the Modern Languages programs at the University of Central Missouri is an ideal path for you to achieve your dreams and find a rewarding career. Choose from French, Spanish and German and delve into a new culture — and career.
Modern Languages offers three fields of study
High job placement rates
Broad professional application
Flexible course delivery
Annual foreign film festival
Join a Modern Languages program designed around students and with a focus on career preparation:
UWhile most university degrees prepare you for a specific career field with specialized skills, UCM’s Modern Languages programs give you a variety of skills that can help you in nearly every industry and discipline. Employers and graduate programs around the world seek out UCM graduates for their mastery of soft skills such as communication, collaboration and adaptability. Learning a foreign language shows others that you are aware of and appreciate diversity and meaningful interaction across cultures.
Our past graduates have found satisfying careers in a variety of industries, including:
UCM’s Modern Languages programs host an annual Language and Culture Film Festival, in which students in grades 6–12 can submit short films that they have created in languages as diverse as Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish.
Undergraduates in our Modern Languages programs act as paid “ambassadors” who talk to the high school students, work on the ground and judge submissions. The festival is a great opportunity for high schoolers to meet undergraduates and learn more about what life at UCM as a Modern Languages student is like.