Bachelor of Arts in World Languages


Department of World Languages and Cultures

Southeastern's World Languages program features interdisciplinary, experiential curricula that prepare students for careers to meet today's workforce demands and allow them to interact and participate in a global environment. It offers high-quality instruction, authentic cultural interaction through semester and yearlong study abroad programs, internships in local companies of international reach and other cultural opportunities on and off campus.

Career Information

Types of Jobs*

  • Airport personnel
  • Advertiser for ethnic or foreign markets
  • Film production and entertainment media
  • Foreign language teacher
  • Foreign news correspondent or photographer
  • Foreign travel adviser
  • Government agent
  • Health worker in ethnic neighborhood
  • Hospital administrator
  • Hospital receptionist
  • International airline employee
  • International hotel staff
  • International telephone operator
  • International tour guide
  • Interpreter and translator
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Medical researcher
  • Multilingual defense attorney
  • Nurse
  • Public assistance interviewer
  • School administrator
  • School counselor
  • Simultaneous interpreter
  • Social worker
  • Teacher in bilingual program
  • Technical writer
  • Translator of documents, books, articles, technical instructions
  • U.S.-based import/export officer or investment specialist
  • U.S. based travel agent
  • U.S. hotel staff
  • U.S. tour guide for foreign visitors
  • Worker in the ER
  • Writer of tourist literature

Types of Employers

  • Communications
  • Education
  • Government
  • International businesses
  • Medical
  • Social services
  • Travel and tourism

*Some of these occupations may require additional education at graduate or professional schools.



  • Faculty hail from cultures around the world and include native speakers in the languages taught at Southeastern

  • Faculty take a caring and personal interest in students, striving to provide a positive learning experience

  • State-of-the-art computer lab allows students to experience cutting-edge applications in laboratory technology

  • Study-abroad programs are offered in several countries around the world

  • Internship and scholarships opportunities

  • Student achievements recognized annually by invitation to membership in the local chapter (Zeta Alpha) of Phi Sigma Iota national foreign language honor society

  • Honors curriculum available


  • Total semester hours required: 120

  • World Languages majors are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs


  • Dual Language

  • French

  • French Education

  • Spanish

  • Spanish Education


  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Latin

  • Spanish

  • Francophone and Creole Ethnic Studies

  • Hispanic Ethnic Studies


  • Spanish Club

  • German Club

  • Italian Club

  • French Club

  • Phi Sigma Iota (International Foreign Language Honor Society)

  • International Night - International Education Week

  • Foreign Language Festival

  • ESL Program


Contact Information


Mailing address: SLU 10719, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: D Vickers Hall, Room 219

Program website