Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages
For students interested in languages, the Department of Cultural Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Modern Languages in Spanish, or a combination of two languages (typically Spanish and French, or Italian Studies), as well as a variety of concentrations in languages (French, Italian and Spanish Studies) within the Bachelors of Liberal Arts (BLA) degree. Requirements are designed to link the study of the language to the study of their cultural context.
Major Requirements & Courses
Check out the UMass Lowell Course Catalog for information on Modern Language courses and requirements.
BLA advising forms are available in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for viewing.
With a growing demand for languages some graduates also find career opportunities in teaching a foreign language or English as a Second Language (ESL).
Banking and Financial Services
The explosion of international business activity has led to a growing need for many banks to hire bi- or multilingual overseas representatives and international officers, and for domestic banks to hire similarly skilled staff to assist non-English-speaking customers.
Foreign language skills are essential for a wide range of federal government, including positions in Foreign Services, especially in the State Department, the International Communication Agency, the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Naturalization Services.
Graduates in Modern Languages bring skills gained from study and their experiences abroad to such fields as social work, international law and other areas of the legal profession, the print and broadcast media, health care services, advertising and sales, publishing, translating, travel and tourism.
Study Abroad Program
The UMass Lowell Study Abroad Program includes 35 programs (semester, academic year, and short-term) in 21 countries worldwide: Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Switzerland; and twenty summer programs in fourteen countries worldwide: Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Russia and Spain.
The Consortium also provides Internships/Work-Study Programs in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, and Russia.
For more information, see Study Abroad.