Modern Languages

Program Highlights

  • Develop a high level of proficiency in listening to, speaking, reading and writing two different languages
  • Spend at least one semester studying abroad and studying in the language of your concentration
  • Mentor students in beginning level language courses
  • Practice language skills with native-speaking language assistant who live on campus


Modern language students spend at least one semester outside the United States in a program offered in the language they are studying. Modern languages majors also spend at least one semester as a mentor in a beginning language class at the 101 or 102 level, in which students attend classes and meet with the professor to discuss the process of language instruction.


Students who complete the modern languages major at Pacific University have an enhanced global awareness and people skills that allow them to interact and thrive in a global community. They are fluent in two languages, as well as English, upon graduation. Our graduates work in international business and education.