Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures

What can a Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures major do for you?

A Bachelor of Arts in Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MCLLC) is an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that provides you with the skills necessary to succeed in today’s world. As an MCLLC student at the University of Kentucky, you are able to gain intercultural competence, acquire spoken and written communication skills in diverse languages, and meet and interact with people from all over the world. The MCLLC major currently offers a variety of fields of study including Arabic and Islamic Studies, Classics, Chinese Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Japan Studies and Russian Studies. Each language area has a student organization that arranges opportunities for language practice and many cultural events related to the areas of the world we study. After obtaining your MCLLC degree from UK, you can go on to work in many fields including international businesses, organizations and law, as well as education, journalism, and foreign and public services.

 


7 major track options

9 MCL minor tracks

Many majors and minors study abroad


What skills does studying MCLLC develop?

  • Gain intercultural competence
  • Acquire spoken and written communication skills in diverse languages
  • Meet and interact with new people from around the world
  • Live, work, and travel overseas
  • Become global citizens of the 21st century

Career opportunities

Students with advanced foreign language skills find work in government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), travel and tourism, International business, arts and entertainment and education.

Career opportunities in Modern and Classical languages

  • International business
  • International organizations
  • International law
  • Diplomatic corps
  • Red Cross
  • Non-profit organizations
  • intercultural communication
  • Foreign and public service
  • Tourism
  • Education
  • National Security
  • United Nations
  • Publishing
  • Translation
  • Journalism

A&S Hall of Fame Inductees

Louis J. Swift
2012 Inductee

 

 

Want to learn more?

Contact:

Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures
(859) 257-3761
1055 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington KY 40506-0027

mcl.as.uky.edu

 

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