UMKC’s bachelor’s (French, Spanish, Classical Languages and Cultures, International Studies) and master’s (Romance Languages) degrees prepare students to succeed in our globalized world, where language skills and cultural understanding are critical.

Why study World Languages and Cultures at UMKC?

  • Explore the world: Faculty-led study abroad programs in the summer as well as exchange programs during the academic year are available around the globe.
  • Understand the world: Our degree programs focus on communication and cultural competence, building skills and knowledge about our diverse globe.
  • Enhance your career: Our graduates work in a variety of fields, including academia, law, business, translation, technology, medicine, education, and the applied and performing arts.
  • Learn from great teachers: Our faculty are nationally and internationally known for their research and their teaching.
  • Stand out in a crowd: World Language courses are interactive, engaging, and small enough to allow for participation by all students.

What degree programs in World Languages do we offer?

  • Undergraduate majors: Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Cultures with an emphasis in French, Spanish, Classical Languages and Cultures, or International Studies.
  • Undergraduate minors: 18 credits in French, German Studies or Spanish.
  • Graduate degree: Master of Arts in Romance Languages with an emphasis in French or Spanish.

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Career Paths for World Languages and Cultures Majors