Professor Ana Laguna speaks about taking her class            “A Taste for Culture” to Spain


Learn a language.

Get to know the world.

Studying one of the world’s languages or cultures is an enriching experience and an important part of a general education, no matter what level of fluency students achieve in a new language. Achieving proficiency in a foreign language not only has an immense practical value in the increasingly networked world, it also opens whole new dimensions and vistas in the mind.

Our six programs offer majors in French, German, and Spanish; interdisciplinary minors in European Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies; a Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish; and the Internal Certificate in Spanish for Health Professionals. Our graduates pursue further studies and a wide variety of careers in business, law, medicine, translation, education, and more. We are the only public university in New Jersey south of New Brunswick that offers majors in all our three languages.

Students may obtain teaching certification in French, German, or Spanish through the Institute for Effective Education. Undergraduates in Spanish may also enter the Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish through the dual degree program in their junior year.