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What Can You Do with a Degree in Humanities & Social Sciences? Anything You Want and in 12 Different Languages!
What can you do with a degree in Humanities & Social Sciences? "Anything you want!," advises Humanities & Social Sciences' Dean Jeff Braden. NC State University's College of Humanities & Social Sciences offers students a wide array of graduate and undergraduate programs and disciplines, including a major with concentrations in four different foreign languages, a minor with concentrations in twelve [...]
French Minor Uses Her Study Abroad Experiences to Better Prepare for a Future Medical Career
For Laila Knio ‘17, a Park Scholar and French minor, the summer of 2014 was a very busy year. In May, she traveled to France as part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures' Paris, Normandy, and Lille Study Abroad Program. [...]
Rubik's Cube: Easier Than English?
Zeli "Jeff" Qian is a cubist — as in Rubik's Cube. The Zhejiang Province native can finish the cube-shaped puzzle in 18.27 seconds, a time that's listed in the World Cube Association's record books. [...]
Greg Dawes Presents His Latest Book on Pablo Neruda at the Poet's Home in Santiago
Last April 14, 2015, Foreign Languages and Literatures' Distinguished Professor Greg Dawes was invited to the Pablo Neruda Foundation in Santiago, Chile, to present his latest book Multiforme y comprometido. [...]


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Welcome to our corner of the world

As a student in NC State’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, your education isn’t confined to a classroom. It spans every corner of the globe. And that’s a good thing, because once you earn your degree you’ll be prepared for an exciting career that could take you anywhere. 

Our students don’t just learn to recite foreign phrases or conjugate verbs. They learn how to communicate. How to adapt to new cultures and interact with different people. In other words, they learn skills that are priceless in today’s global marketplace — and they become productive citizens in their own communities as well as around the world. So no matter where your career takes you  from the classroom to the corporate boardroom  you’ll stand out among your peers.

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Where do you want to go?

We teach courses in 15 different languages and offer a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages with concentrations in French, German Studies and Spanish — plus an MA in Foreign Languages and minors with concentrations in 12 languages. In other words, we put the world at your fingertips. Keep browsing and you will find out much much more!