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Foreign Language

Learn with Minot State
We promote global comprehension through the study of language and culture and prepare our graduates to travel, study, and work abroad. In a global economy, the ability to communicate with people in their native languages is a key to making cultural, social, and economic connections. You are encouraged to combine foreign language studies with other majors, such as international business, English, history, criminal justice, nursing, or a second foreign language. The following foreign language majors are available at Minot State:

  • Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Foreign Language - Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Foreign Language - Dual Language
  • Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Foreign Language - Spanish
Consider the following foreign languages:
  • Spanish – Second most used language in the world
  • German – Opens doors to international careers
  • French – Spoken in France as well as Africa, Canada, and the Caribbean
  • Latin – Root of Romance languages and heavily influenced English vocabulary
  • Greek – Literature with far-reaching effects in multiple genres and large influx of words into English

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Be inspired . . . earn our foreign language degree

You have the option to consider a career in teaching foreign language. Admission to the teacher education program is required.
Experienced faculty
Foreign language faculty members are dedicated educators with expertise in their respective languages and cultures. They are motivated to their profession and help students pursue their individual course of study.
Travel and study abroad
You are encouraged to immerse yourself in foreign cultures and improve your language skills by studying abroad. Our Office of International Programs facilitates international studies through ISEP, an international network of more than 300 colleges and universities in 50 countries. Students may choose to study aboard for a summer, a semester, or an entire year. Work abroad and internships also are available.
Employment outlook
Fluency in a second language is a valued skill in diplomatic corps, museum work, banking, international business, tourism, social services, international aid organizations, schools (foreign and domestic), and translation services.

The need for interpreters in the United States is expected to grow by 42 percent through 2020. Demand is up for international cultural trainers who provide specialized instruction to help travelers minimize cultural misunderstandings and missteps, and insure travelers’ health and safety.
Minot State University is in the process of applying for accreditation via the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) and expects approval in early 2019. Teacher education programs are currently accredited by NCATE. Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.