Whether you're coming to NC State with several years of language under your belt or you’re entirely new to foreign language, you've come to the right spot. With top faculty and award-winning, diverse programs, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is a great place to start.
Major in Foreign Languages and Literatures (Concentration Options)
What does it mean to choose your major in Foreign Languages and Literatures? For one thing, it means you’ll learn more than just a new language — you’ll learn a new culture. You’ll also find that your studies intersect with courses in literature, film and linguistics, giving you new perspectives on the world’s histories and traditions in six different major concentration options.
View our major concentration options:
- Degree Information
- Explore the Languages: Chinese Studies | Hindi-Urdu | Japanese
- Contact the Asian Language Concentration Coordinator
When you choose one of our minors, you're telling the world — and potential employers — that you're well-prepared for a powerful career because you've got an important skill in your back pocket: proficiency in a foreign language. It's a smart move, especially for today's students who often must compete in a global marketplace.
Students majoring in any field are eligible to minor in a foreign language. Explore your options:
NC State Language Exchanges
The NC State Language Exchange provides students the opportunity to enroll in courses at campuses other than their home campus at no additional cost. Each exchange represents a different discipline. These exchanges can enhance the courses offered in the student's major program or can provide courses in disciplines not offered on the student's campus.
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Our army of nearly 38,600 Humanities and Social Sciences alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 of our undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work. Meet a few of our outstanding graduates and see what's next for them after commencement.
NC State Humanities and Social Sciences Student of the Month: Simone Tucker
Simone Tucker is a freshman majoring in International Studies and Arabic. Recently elected Humanities and Social Sciences Student Senator for 2017-18, she is a member of the Mock Trial Team and multiple language clubs, resides in the Impact Leadership Village, and looks forward to a career in government or nonprofits.