Language Proficiency, Career Success

The educational philosophy of the Department of Modern Languages faculty is to prepare students to be proficient in the language(s) of their study. Millikin graduates have continued in the fields of education, international business and government. All language students are encouraged to spend at least one semester in an accredited study-abroad program. The University is affiliated with the Institute for the International Education of Students, which has centers around the world.

The Modern Languages Department offers elementary and intermediate language instruction, advanced courses in oral and written expression and culture, as well as study of literature. Course work is conducted in the target language. We offer programs in the following languages:

  • Spanish - major and minor
  • French - minor
  • Italian - courses, but no major or minor

An evaluation of students’ high-school transcripts is to be made by the department faculty prior to initial enrollment in a language course.