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World Languages (formerly Dual Languages)

Learn with Minot State
We promote global comprehension through the study of language and culture and prepare you 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.

  • Bachelor of Arts with a Major in World Languages - Choose from Spanish, French, and German
  • Minors: French, German, and Spanish - Teaching and non-teaching
  • Concentrations - French, German, Spanish, Latin, and linguistics
Consider the following foreign languages:
  • German – Opens doors to international careers
  • French – Spoken in France as well as Africa, Canada, and the Caribbean
  • Spanish – Second most used language in the world
  • Latin – Root of Romance languages and heavily influenced English vocabulary

Dual degrees
You are encouraged to combine world languages studies with other majors, such as international business, English, history, criminal justice, or nursing.

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, interpreters and translators earn a median pay of $49,110 per year.

Offered: On campus

Contact Us:       1-800-777-0750 ext. 3350

Be inspired . . . earn your world languages degree

In addition to the required general education courses, world languages coursework includes conversation, composition, literature, grammar, culture, capstone projects, and study abroad experiences. Future teachers take professional education courses (admission to the teacher education program is required.)
Experienced faculty
World languages faculty members are dedicated educators with expertise in their respective languages and cultures. They are enthusiastic about their profession and helping students pursue their individual course of study.
Travel and study abroad
As a world languages student, you are encouraged to immerse yourself in foreign cultures and improve your language skills by studying abroad. Minot State’s Office of International Programs facilitates international studies through ISEP, an international network of more than 300 colleges and universities in 50 countries. You may choose to study abroad for a summer, a semester, or an entire year. Work abroad and internships also are available.
Employment opportunities
Fluency in a second language is a valued skill in diplomatic corporations, 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% through 2020. Demand is up for international cultural trainers who provide specialized instruction to help travelers minimize cultural misunderstandings and missteps and ensure travelers’ health and safety.

Minot State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.