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Daemen's Modern Language program focuses on language fluency and cultural understanding. Majors include a B.A. in French or Spanish. The coursework offered in culture, literature, linguistics, composition and professionally related language skills provides our graduates with an ability to go beyond self-expression to a level of real understanding.     

Program Highlights

The Modern Languages curriculum offers two innovative tracks for majors:

  • An Education Track for those who seek adolescent education certification in languages other than English. As a Daemen Adolescent Education in Spanish or French major, you’ll be engaged in both language and education classes throughout your time at Daemen. Students initially concentrate on core language courses that provide them with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of Spanish or French through real-life assignments both in and out of class. Education classes prepare students to have the confidence and preparation for a career in education. Adolescent Education in French or Spanish Page
  • A Professional Track for those with interest in applying their language and cultural fluency to their career. Professional Track students participate in an internship placement during their junior and/or senior year. Internships may be local, during their study abroad experience, or during a semester with the Washington Internship Institute.


Students use language skills in hands-on, real-life assignments both in and out of class. The department offers a variety of applied linguistics courses that will prepare students for graduate work and research, including language classes in Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish.

+PLUS Pathways

Professional track students select one or more +PLUS options in Applied Behavior Analysis, Community Development, Community Health Promotion, Global Business, Health Policy, or Human Resource Administration or a minor in a variety of fields for which language abilities are a critical resource, including Global Studies, Entrepreneurship, Criminal Justice, Atlantic Studies, Paralegal Studies, and Sustainability.

About Our Program

Lucy Connery

Spanish & Health Promotion

Lucy Connery, a dual-degree student studying Spanish and health promotion, has taken advantage of many of the opportunities Damen offers. Her fluency in Spanish presented her with the opportunity to coach and tutor Daemen students and study abroad in the Dominican Republic. Lucy is a resident assistant at the Campus Apartments and often holds programs that assist students with skills needed to succeed at college.

Lucy will complete her Spanish major and begin graduate classes for her master’s degree in health promotion. She’ll complete two theses-- one for each program. Her Spanish thesis will be a meta-analysis and her health promotion thesis will focus on childhood obesity within the Spanish culture.

Information Sheets

Modern Languages Community Health Global Business Human Resource Management Paralegal

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