Nine out of 10 U.S. employers rely on employees with language skills other than English.
Gain language fluency and cultural understanding with a career-specific focus.
- Coursework focuses on culture, literature, linguistics, composition and professionally related language skills, giving graduates a competitive edge in the workforce.
- Choose from long- or multiple short-term study abroad programs to gain linguistic and cultural competency.
- Engage in local, national, or international internship and service learning opportunities.
- Work with our language assistants, who are native and heritage speakers within the Daemen community, to build communicative fluency.
- Showcase your linguistic abilities, research skills, and personal interests by completing a senior project in your language of study.
- Explore career interests as a professional track language major through our +PLUS Pathways options, which include community development, community health promotion, global business, health policy, human resource administration and social sciences.
- Students can be confident in being well-prepared for a rewarding career as a language teacher through our adolescent education in French or Spanish program options.
- Enhance your major with a minor in a language!
Modern Language students are prepared for employment in a variety of fields where language abilities are a critical resource.
- Social worker
- Public relations manager
- Medical assistant
- Health care practitioner
- Speech language pathologist
- Post-secondary teacher
- International relations specialist
- Hotel manager
Dual/Double Major Options
The professional track and dual/double major option offer a career specific focus that prepares graduates to become bilingual professionals in the field of their choice. Options include language with a variety of area specialties, including natural science, psychology, sustainability, English, paralegal studies, health promotion, social work, political science, history, mathematics, business, and more.
- Fifty-six percent of employers say their foreign language demand will increase in the next five years.
- Forty-seven percent state a need for language skills exclusively for the domestic market.
- One in three language-dependent U.S. employers report a language skills gap.
- One in four U.S. employers lost business due to a lack of language skills.