When you major in the Romance Languages at St. Thomas Aquinas College, you’ll ignite your curiosity in literature, language, culture, and linguistics, leading to language proficiency and insight into world cultures. You’ll master the Spanish, French, and Italian languages and have opportunities to practice those languages by studying abroad or, closer to home, in our Italian Club, and at our foreign movie and game nights. Our students also take college trips to Ellis Island, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Languages with a Business Focus track will allow you to combine your interest in and/or facility with a foreign language with a sequence of selected business courses to create a program that employers desire: someone with a degree and training in the area of business and a sophisticated competency in another language. It is widely known that all businesses are increasingly global in their approach, and so the need for speakers of foreign languages is on the rise. This combined major will prepare you to help your future employer compete on a rapidly changing business landscape.
The Languages and Literatures track will give you the opportunity to combine your interest in and/or facility with a foreign language with your interest in reading and studying the great literature of other cultures. You will take courses which explore the study of literature, language, culture, and linguistics — valuable concepts that will lead to a development of language proficiency and a discovery of the cultures of areas of the world where these languages are spoken.
In our Romance Languages Major, students work in two languages, one primary and one secondary. Possible combinations include:
According to a recent survey by CNN Money, fluency in a foreign language is one of the hottest skills employers seek today. At St. Thomas Aquinas College we help our students to acquire the linguistic skills, cultural understanding, and practical hands-on experience (through internships) they need to operate in multinational corporations all over the world.
At a glance
- Undergraduate major
- BA / BS options available
- 4 years
- Main campus
Only at St. Thomas Aquinas College
Ignite Your Career With Experiential Learning
Our romance language students benefit from many experiential learning opportunities tailored to their career interests. You may complete an internship with multinational companies such as Benetton and ITA Airways. You also have opportunities to study abroad and ignite your passion for discovery.
Career Preparation & Mentoring
Our small size is one of your biggest benefits. Our classes are engaging and immersive. You will be personally mentored by our expert faculty dedicated to your success.
Students in this course have the opportunity to study abroad in either Italy or France – providing the opportunity to enhance their cultural literacy and language skills.
An analysis of the cultural and social aspects of Hispanic life in the United States, stressing its historical and cultural roots, its language and its own patterns of belief and behavior.
The development of a group of thinkers concerned with the problem of Latin American
self-identity. The course will study such authors as: Andres Bello, José Martí, José Henríquez Ureña, Carlos Fuentes and others who have contributed to the intellectual development of Spanish America.
A degree in romance languages can prepare you for many possible careers. Romance Language grads from St. Thomas Aquinas College are currently working in these roles and fields:
- Social Work