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What can I do with a major in...?: French, German or Spanish

Career resources for your major.

About French, German or Spanish Major

french, german, spanish


  • B.A. Foreign Languages and Literatures



The majors in French, German, and Spanish allow students to become educated global citizens, develop communicative competency in the language of choice, and offer a solid foundation in the skills of critical thinking and analysis.

- CNU Undergraduate Catalog (paraphrased from)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Critical Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Foreign Language (reading/writing/speaking)
  • Research
  • Organizational Skills
  • Written and Oral Communication

Selected Career Choices -
French, German or Spanish Major

career people

A career in almost any field can benefit from the ability to communicate in a foreign language.

Consider working for an American based company that has offices or clients in the foreign country. Or vice versa - a foreign company that has American based offices or clients.

Knowledge of a foreign language can often be a highly desirable skill in fields such as business and finance; hospitality and tourism; politics and government;  military and foreign relations; public health and social services; and technology.

Next Steps

  • Take the FOCUS (use access code: captains to make your account) to see which careers match your interests
  • Explore where CNU grads with this degree are working/studying
  • Tailor your Resume to your interests

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