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Graduate student Lunara Goncalves interacts with professor Cecilia Rodrigues inside an office.

Romance Languages - A.B.

About this Degree

Students majoring in Romance Languages are immersed in the rich and challenging study of language and culture. Courses in linguistics, literature, and specialized topics lead to advanced levels of speaking and writing proficiency, the development of intercultural social skills, and an understanding of the vast Romance Language-speaking world. Students may choose to pursue proficiency in a combination of any two Romance languages, or focus solely on Italian or Portuguese through a single language option. Undergraduates, especially those combining language study with preparation for careers with international components in areas such as arts and design, business, health professions, journalism, law, public service, and publishing will find ways to enhance their desired competencies through our sponsored study abroad programs, residential language communities, service learning and experiential opportunities, conversation tables, and cultural events throughout the year.

With the Romance Languages major students may choose to pursue proficiency in a combination of any two languages, or select the single language option in Italian or Portuguese to focus solely on one language in enhanced interdisciplinary studies.  Talk to our department's advisors and faculty to learn more. 

What are the advantages of a major in Romance Languages? 

Find out from Grace St. Urbain, graduate of UGA '20. A.B. in Romance Languages (Spanish and French), and International Affairs (2020). Employed as a Bilingual Victim Advocate, Cobb County District Attorney's Office, upon graduation. Future Immigration Attorney studying at the University of Massachusetts School of Law. 

What you will learn

The Romance Languages major is a gateway to employment, professional school in medicine and law, and graduate school. The major curriculum fosters creativity and cognitive flexibility while enhancing perception and interpretation skills. There are a multitude of ways to acquire unique combinations of experience and knowledge. The goals of each student are considered and mentoring is personalized to suit their post-graduation objectives. Interdisciplinary certificate programs can offer a distinctive niche and are often used, along with internships and short-term work abroad, to customize a student’s entry into a desired career in areas such as art and travel industries; government service; health and legal professions; international aid and development; management and administration; media and content creation; as well as careers in primary, secondary, and higher education.


A Long Walk Home, Inc
Advertising Dept/Agencies
Applied Health
CB Richard Ellis
Chambers of Commerce
Delta Airlines
Education Department of Puerto Rico
George Walton Academy
GEORGIA Magazine 
Global Collect
Google, Inc.
Government Agencies
H&A Events
Hotel Chains
Imagine Exhibitions Inc.
Import / Export Companies
Investment Firms
Jericho Translations
Lodgian, Inc. 
National Archives
News Bureaus
Peace Corps
Premiere Technologies
Print Graphix
Public Relations Firms
Public Service Organizations
The Cottage School
The Greenville News
Travel Agencies
Unity Village
Universidad de Cesar Vallejo
ValueJet Airlines
Visitors Bureaus
Youth Venture

Possible Job Titles:

Students majoring in languages may go on to graduate or professional school. Proficiency in languages also helps majors find employment in the public and private sectors. See the department's career planning, internship, and working abroad resources.

Advertising Sales Representative
Associate Coordinator
Associate Editor
Bilingual Instructor
Business Development Manager
CIA/FBI Special Agent
Civil Service Worker
Client Services Coordinator
Community Relations
Copy Editor
Corporate Specialist
Customs Official
Development Assistant
Environmental Translator
Events Logistical Liaison
Foreign News Journalist 
Foreign Services Worker
Immigration Specialist
Import/Export Agent
Language Researcher
Legal Assistant
Multicultural Education and 
Outreach Coordinator
Program Coordinator
Project Manager
Recruiter/Business Development
Research Associate
Resource Coordinator & Inside 
Sales Representative
Restaurant Management
Sales Associate
Social Media Coordinator
Travel Consultant
Web Developer

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