The Modern Foreign Languages program seeks to build all students’ ability to communicate in a foreign language, to increase awareness and acceptance of cultural diversity within the United States and around the world and to provide students a range of opportunities to study abroad. Given that diversity, a minor in a language will provide students with an increasingly necessary and highly marketable skill in today’s society.

Language skills, particularly in Spanish, can be an important asset for a wide range of career goals from social work and criminal justice to history and public policy. A minor in a language allows students to build those skills; as with the major, study abroad is highly recommended for the language minor.