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Careers

A language degree is incredibly versatile. Our graduates have landed spots in top graduate programs, while some go on to pursue careers in academia, international relations and government. They’ve also have found success in a wide variety of fields such as business, civil service, translation, public relations and more.

What can I do with a BA in one of the Modern Languages and Literatures programs?

We currently offer BAs in Arabic, French, German and Italian. Being able to think, understand, and communicate in another language is an asset to any job. While many of our majors go on to become professors, researchers, or translators — a career path that often requires a master’s degree — there are many interesting jobs for individuals who graduate with a BA alone.

Students can apply for entry-level jobs in areas including:

  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Civil Services
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • International Business
  • Education
  • Health Services

Want to pursue graduate school at Montclair State?

French majors can pursue a combined BA-MA program to complete a master’s degree at the same time as their bachelor’s. We also offer a Professional French Translation (Certificate)French, French Studies Concentration (MA)Teaching (MAT) with Certification in FrenchTeaching (MAT) with Dual Certification in French and Teacher of Students with Disabilities, and French (Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification). Students who complete the 12-credit certificate in Professional French Translation and decide to seek a master’s degree in French may opt to apply their earned credits to this degree.

Italian majors can pursue Instructional Certification via the Italian, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Italian (Preschool-Grade 12) program.

For more details on the career paths for each specific graduate degree, visit the individual program pages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.