Your training in language, phonetics, syntax, and communication strategies will help you in any of these roles.
- Language and Business Administration, Finance, Management: International business, management and administration in multinational corporations.
- Language and Marketing: Product development for international audiences/consumers; knowing how to respond to international markets and cultures; communication strategies and delivery of products and services to current and potential international customers; ability to do research to identify customer needs in other cultures.
- Language and English: Sales representative for publishing companies, researcher, editor/editorial assistant, publisher, manuscript reader, proofreader, information abstractor, indexer, translator, freelance writer, literary assistant. Any career with an English degree will be enhanced by knowledge of another language. Speakers of a second language are often more able to read and write articulately and analytically than people without a second language.
- Language and Environmental Science, Conservation, or Land Use Planning: Researcher, environmental consultant, work in private industry and government. The challenges facing our environment are global ones. Ability to communicate across cultures and read about international issues makes you a more qualified and skilled contributor to the conversation.
- Language and Geography, Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology, or Sociology: Ability to read and participate in research done by colleagues internationally is extremely important in any of these fields.
- Language and Journalism: Your knowledge of languages would give you the ability to be a foreign correspondent.
- Language and Law, International Studies, or Political Science: Any of these pairs would open up a variety of careers in international government, business, and politics.
- Language and Social Work: Social workers and Human Services assistants need to be able to communicate with people from many different backgrounds. Your training in cultural communication makes you more sympathetic and aware of the needs of people from other cultures.
- Language and Criminal Justice: Police working with crime victims or perpetrators are often in need of foreign language skills to communicate with those who are not fluent in English.
Major/minor pairings at UWRF
- Language and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages): Skills in a second language are a huge advantage to teachers of English to speakers of other languages. Knowing how to learn a language makes you a better teacher to those who are trying to do the same.
- Language and Art: Bilingual tour guide/interpreter, archivist, museum curator, cultural programmer. The art world in France is rich; people who work in this area often need skills in reading, writing, and speaking French.
- Language and Music: Cultural programmer, international musician, musicologist (researcher), archivist.
- Language and Biology/Biotechnology/Chemistry, Geology, or Physics: Doing research in any scientific field necessitates knowledge of other languages, as does collaborating internationally with other researchers.
- Language and Agriculture, Animal/Food Science or Dairy Science: Food security/agriculture work, e.g. in French-speaking Africa and the Caribbean; work with Spanish-speaking agricultural workers. There has been a Renaissance of cheese and dairy production in the French style. In particular, French would place you well to work with any company that makes artisanal cheese or food products.
- Language and Communication Studies/Theatre Arts: Bilingual actor, interpreter, speech writer, special events coordinator, public relations, intercultural communication trainer. Anything you can do with a major in CSTA will be enhanced by your ability to do this in two languages.
- Language and Communicative Disorders: Speech pathologist/therapist, special education teacher, counselor.