B.A. in World Languages and Cultures

A bachelor's degree in world languages and cultures will lead you to exciting academic and professional opportunities. You can choose from three emphases:

Your coursework will focus on linguistics, literature and culture, and translation studies. Our small class sizes of 15-25 students will give you optimum practice with speaking, reading, writing and listening in your target language. View our upcoming course offerings.

For more information, contact our director of undergraduate studies, Professor Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz, at jpcooke@niu.edu.

Immersive Learning

Your education will extend far beyond the classroom. Take advantage of many opportunities to immerse yourself in the experience of studying another language and culture:

  • Join honor societies and language clubs.
  • Study abroad with faculty in China, France, Germany, Japan or Spain.
  • Participate in the on-campus Foreign Language Residence Program and make friends from around the world.