What Can You Do With a Major in Foreign Language and Literature?

Foreign language and literature major careers and jobs

What can you do with a major in foreign languages and literatures? This major prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of careers, including education, international affairs and business. About a third of our graduates pursue further education in law, medical or graduate school.

Jobs for foreign language and literature majors

Recent foreign language and literature graduates can be found employed with:

  • multinational firms
  • international banks
  • foreign service
  • schools in the United States and abroad
  • translating and interpreting agencies
  • international news agencies
  • airlines

You'll also find them in law, medical or graduate school at places such as:

  • Cornell University
  • Florida State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Harvard University
  • Marquette University
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Temple University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Florida