Buildings along a river
Students standing in front of ancient ruins in Mexico
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photo of a city in France taken from atop a high structure
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Welcome to UAH’s Department of World Languages and Cultures

Language skills and cultural competency provide significant advantages for students preparing for today’s global and competitive professional marketplace. That’s why we offer programs in some of the world’s most recognized languages, with majors and minors in German, Russian, and Spanish, a minor in French, and courses in Japanese. Graduates of our programs leave UAH with strong language skills and a deeper understanding of cultures beyond their own, enabling them to contribute more fully as global citizens.

Whether you are interested in a major, minor, certificate, or just a few courses, we have options to fit your academic and career goals. Check out the World Languages Careers and Alumni pages to explore how you can combine world languages with your interests, whether through our Foreign Language and International Trade degree, teacher certification, or a combination of language study with other fields. Business, health, science, engineering . . . the possibilities are endless.


Majors and Minors

Certificates and Other Courses

Complementary Areas of Study

Alumni Spotlight

Salome Saliashvili '13

BA Spanish

Financial Analyst - Social Tables

"...The internship opportunities I had were crucial... Every semester I did something, so I think I learned a lot. I had a great experience."