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Daemen's Modern Language program focuses on language fluency and cultural understanding a with career-specific focus.  Majors include a B.A. in French or Spanish. Dual/Double Majors include Language and a variety of area specialties, including but not limited to: Natural Science, Psychology, Sustainability, English, Paralegal Studies, Health Promotion, Social Work, Political Science, History, Mathematics, Business.

The coursework offered in culture, literature, linguistics, composition and professionally related language skills provides our graduates with an ability to be competitive upon graduation in a variety of career-specific fields.  View a printable information sheet.

Making Language Our Business- Addressing Foreign Language Demand Among US Employers: View

  • 9 out of 10 U.S. employers rely on employees with language skills other than English.
  • 56% say their foreign language demand will increase in the ​next 5 years.
  • 47% state a need for language skills exclusively for the domestic market.
  • 1 in 3 language-dependent U.S. employers report a language skills gap.
  • 1 in 4 U.S. employers lost business due to a lack of language skills.

Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market: View

Education for Global Leadership: The Importance of International Studies & Foreign Language Education for U.S. Economic and National Security: View

Modern Language Program Highlights

The Modern Languages curriculum offers multiple innovative tracks for majors

About the Modern Language Program

Information Sheets

Community Health Global Business Human Resource Management Paralegal Sustainability

For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Telford, Chair of the Modern Languages Department, at