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If you're interested in learning the languages and exploring the culture of other countries, and want to turn your passion into a career—you’ve come to the right place. The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers courses in several languages with Bachelor of Arts degrees available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

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Our programs are ideally suited to those who aspire to:

  • Seek understanding of people, communication, and culture
  • Enhance career opportunities in hundreds of other professions
  • Pursue high-demand jobs in education
  • Explore foreign business and worldwide economy

Unique Student Experiences & Opportunities

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Your education may start in a classroom, but that’s just the beginning. At NKU, you won't just learn on campus, you'll learn on the job.

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Student Orgs & Clubs

Our student organizations and clubs bring students together outside the classroom to share common interests, challenge themselves, and make connections. Whatever your interest, we’ve got a group for you.

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You may qualify for one of our many merit- and needs-based scholarships.

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Caitlin Harrah

Caitlin Harrah

“The vast majority of my French communications are conducted via email, and I am infinitely grateful for the business French class I took at ...

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Evan Otte

Evan Otte

“I currently work in the emergency department and the anesthesia department for two local hospital systems. The knowledge of foreign language, particularly …

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Kassi Bourne

Kassi Bourne

Kassi now works at Aon Cyber Solutions, formally known as Stroz Friedberg. She is an Intelligence Analyst in the due diligence practice in her …

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Megan Hodory

Megan Hodory

“At ˿APP, I developed a variety of skills by means of choosing one traditional major, Spanish, and one uncommon major …

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