Languages and Cultures

We invite you to explore the world through its languages! You can begin your study of American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Classics, French, German, Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.  Later, practice your new language skills by participating in one of our many study abroad opportunities with one of our award-winning professors.  Learn a language: understand your world.


Degree+ is here: enhance your Purdue experience with a dual degree that will open the door to better intercultural skills and increased career opportunities! Starting in Fall 2018, students with a major field outside of the College of Liberal Arts have the option of completing a streamlined B.A. degree as well, without the usual course requirements of the CLA core curriculum. In the School of Languages and Cultures, you may pair any of our majors (Asian Studies, Chinese, Classics, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish) with a major in a STEM field to earn both a B.S. and a B.A. degree. For more information, contact your academic advisor and visit the College of Liberal Arts' Degree+ website, including an FAQ. We look forward to helping you achieve your degree goals as you explore your world through its languages and cultures!

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