Bachelor's Degree Program
Open new worlds of opportunity with a degree in foreign languages at UAF. As the northernmost department of modern languages on the planet, we offer unique insights and experiences that will take you around the world and prepare you for careers in the global economy of the 21st century.
Our program gives you the opportunity to study French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish—each offered as a major and minor. Depending on your preference, you can focus your degree in one or two languages. As a foreign languages major, you’ll also have exciting opportunities to study abroad and experience other cultures first hand.
In addition to the foreign languages degree, we offer a bachelor’s degree in Japanese studies.
Concentrations in the Foreign Languages Degree Program
Tailor a course of study based on your interests and career goals. The bachelor’s in foreign languages at UAF gives you the flexibility to focus your degree in a way that works best for you. You can:
- Study two languages, exploring the literature and culture of each, with the option of studying abroad.
- Study one language—German, Spanish or French—with an emphasis in cultural studies (this option usually requires study abroad).
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Why Study Foreign Languages at UAF?
As the world becomes more connected, learning other languages becomes increasingly important to bridge peoples and cultures. Knowledge of at least one foreign language can also be a major asset in business and other careers. Here are some of the standout opportunities you’ll enjoy when you major in foreign languages at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
What Can You Do With a Foreign Language Degree?
Just as learning a foreign language opens up new worlds and cultures, it also opens doors to new career opportunities. In a more globally connected world, businesses at home and abroad need employees who can who can serve their customers in a variety of languages.
A recent report by a leading labor market analytics firm found that the demand for bilingual workers in the United States more than doubled between 2010 and 2015. The report also indicated that employers seek bilingual workers for both low- and high-skilled positions.
Explore Classes in the Foreign Languages Degree
The bachelor’s in foreign languages offers classes in French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. You can focus your degree in one language, or choose the two languages concentration.
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