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Foreign Languages Among Top Five Most Popular Majors

Foreign Languages Among Top Five Most Popular Majors

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

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According to US News College Rankings, foreign languages is among the top five most popular majors at Augustana College. The five most popular majors, for example, among 2011 graduates are:

  • 19%—Education, General
  • 15%—Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  • 15%—Health Professions and Related Programs
  • 09%—Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • 07%—Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

The Department offer majors and minors in French, German and Spanish, as well as a major and minor in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which combines the study of two different world languages. There are currently (Nov. 2, 2012) 108 language majors, 100% of whom are double majors and nearly one-third of whom are triple majors; the vast majority also graduate in four years. Discover how some of our graduates are using their foreign language skills on the job.