Foreign Language Pre-Major

The study of language is profitable whether you are majoring in the arts, sciences, or business. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the United States and all science majors are encouraged to learn German and/or French. Business majors will discover that the ability to speak and understand Spanish, French, German, Russian, or Chinese will give them employment advantages over those who are not bilingual.

For more information on the Foreign Language program, please contact Mary (Peggy) Oulvey at the Belleville Campus at 618-235-2700, ext. 5585, at the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus at 618-931-0600, ext. 7345, or at

Educational Program

Refer to the suggested curriculum and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

Career Opportunities

A variety of careers are open to students who graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Language including:

  • Linguist
  • ESL Instructor
  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • Foreign Sales Representative
  • Foreign Student Advisor
  • Language Interpreter