Students studying abroad

Modern Languages Bachelor of Arts

EMPHASIS FRENCH, GERMAN OR SPANISH

Modern language majors develop a deeper understanding of foreign cultures through the study of languages, linguistics, literatures and civilizations. You will be given the background necessary to expand your awareness of the interconnectedness of today’s world. The immersion in a variety of experiences will sharpen your sensitivity and increase your appreciation of a world view different from your own. UNK offers a variety of summer and semester study abroad programs to accelerate your language study while being immersed in the culture at your preferred destination.

Reasons to major in modern languages at UNK

Be a 21st century global graduate with a degree in Modern Language. Our majors are well equipped to be difference makers.

  • Communication: we are confident navigators in an ever-growing linguistically diverse world.
  • Community: we create meaningful relationships with our non- English-speaking neighbors, at home and abroad.
  • Culture: Discover film, music, literature and art.
  • Careers: Today’s companies are international. Language knowledge provides us with a competitive edge in a crowded job market.
  • Boost your brain: Learning a second language alters your cognitive abilities. You acquire skills and qualities that are useful and marketable no matter what you do: memorization, reading and writing skills; ability to analyze, evaluate and communicate with anyone; experience and adapt to unfamiliar environments and situations and ability for critical thinking.
Pablo Morales-Garcia

"When I visited UNK, I immediately fell in love with the campus, and I knew I would feel right at home here. Faculty and advisors were super nice and eager to answer my questions. They provided me with a unique first experience on campus." "When I visited UNK, I immediately fell in love with the campus, and I knew I would feel right at home here. Faculty and advisors were super nice and eager to answer my questions. They provided me with a unique first experience on campus."

Pablo Morales-Garcia