UMKC’s bachelor’s (French, Spanish, International Studies) and master’s (Romance Languages) degrees prepare students to succeed in our globalized world, where language skills and cultural understanding are critical.

Why study Foreign Languages at UMKC?

  • Explore the world: Faculty-led study abroad programs in the summer as well as exchange programs during the academic year are available around the globe.
  • Understand the world: Our degree programs focus on communication and cultural competence, building skills and knowledge about our diverse globe.
  • Enhance your career: Our graduates work in a variety of fields, including academia, law, business, translation, technology, medicine, education, and the applied and performing arts.
  • Learn from great teachers: Our faculty are nationally and internationally known for their research and their teaching.
  • Don’t get lost in a crowd: Foreign Language courses are interactive, engaging, and small enough to allow for participation by all students.

What degree programs in Foreign Languages do we offer?

  • Undergraduate majors: Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Literatures with an emphasis in French, Spanish, International Studies or Classics.
  • Undergraduate minors: 18-credits in French, German Studies or Spanish.
  • Graduate degree: Master of Arts in Romance Languages with an emphasis in French or Spanish.
  • Doctoral degree: We participate in the Interdisciplinary PhD via the Humanities Consortium.

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Career Paths for Foreign Languages and Literatures Majors