When it comes to world language study, WKU students have many choices! The department offers major/minor programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish. Students can take two years of Japanese and two years of Russian. Russian language study can lead to the Minor is Russian and East European Studies.
The Arabic Program in the Department of Modern Languages is the first major/minor program in Arabic language and culture in the state of Kentucky. Started in early 2014, it is growing swiftly. By summer 2016, over 50 students had declared a major in Arabic. Would you like to join us? We recommend you start your study of Arabic as soon as possible after coming to WKU.Learn more!
Many WKU students combine their language study with course work in business, geography, political science, history and culture to gain a minor in International Business.
The international business minor (reference number 333) prepares students to be effective citizens and leaders in a global environment of growing economic interdependence among nations. The program is open to all qualified undergraduates who want to pursue professional positions in both small and large multinational firms. More information.
Spanish majors and minors can take a supporting minor in Latin American Area Studies. Besides studies in language, literature, and culture, courses are available in the geography, history, government, and economics of the Americas. More information.
The Graduate Catalog provides current information about Masters level programs in Chinese, French, German and Spanish. See: http://catalog.wku.edu/graduate/.
For highly qualified B.A. degree holders, a process for certification in Chinese, French, German and Spanish through proficiency evaluation is available. See: http://www.wku.edu/cebs/programs/graduate/policies/rec_teacher_cert_prof_eval.php
Graduate Students seeking to fulfill proficiency in a second language for their program requirements may schedule a department reading examination with the appropriate faculty member of the Department of Modern Languages. More information.