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Foreign language majors

In today's rapidly changing world, there is intense demand for women and men who understand other cultures and can communicate in more languages than their own. They know that a new language is an open door into very different ways of living and understanding the world.

Foreign language majors at Marquette — six to choose from:

Foreign language courses at Marquette:

Marquette offers classes in the below languages as part of the core curriculum, but not as a major or minor. To satisfy your core requirements, you can take classes in any of the languages above — or try one of these:

  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Mandarin Chinese

Small classes.

For a better understanding and proficiency in your language, we limit class sizes to encourage greater student participation.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Foreign Language I & II
  • UCCS - Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • UCCS - Histories of Cultures and Societies*
  • UCCS - Introduction to Theology
  • UCCS - Science and Nature*


  • Foreign Language III & IV
  • UCCS - Mathematical Reasoning*
  • UCCS - Literature/Performing Arts*
  • UCCS - Philosophy of Human Nature
  • UCCS - Individual and Social Behavior*


  • Five Foreign Language Courses
  • UCCS - Diverse Cultures
  • UCCS - Theory of Ethics
  • UCCS - Theology*
  • Elective


  • Five Foreign Language Courses
  • Senior Experience
  • Electives

*Choose from list of approved UCCS (University Core of Common Studies) courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Foreign language

You might like the Foreign language major if you

✓ like language and culture

✓ have strong written and spoken communication skills

✓ are interested in studying abroad

What can you do with a major in Foreign language?

Foreign languageMany graduates succeed in a variety of careers, including education, international affairs and business, international news agencies, and airlines.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in foreign languages and literatures.

Visit the department that offers the foreign language and literature major

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