In all of these programs, the department strives to develop academic excellence in our students within a context of strong ethical and moral foundations based on faith, while providing opportunities for students to assume positions of leadership and service to the human community through the power instilled by competence in a second language and culture.
Most students come to Marquette having taken many years of a language in both junior and senior years of high school, experienced immersion in a foreign culture, or both. Many students wish to continue pursuing their passions for foreign cultures and literatures, and we encourage them to do so. The goal of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is to place incoming students in the most appropriate level of foreign language study based on their previous exposure to the language.
Upon graduation, the undergraduate major in Classical Languages, French, German or Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will be able to: