Undergraduate Minors and Certificates


Arabic Studies

Earning a certificate in Arabic, the language of more than 22 countries, shows a commitment to understanding the cultures of a region with global impact. By learning the Arabic language and about Arabic literature and culture, you'll develop knowledge that is in demand in today's job market while broadening your perspective on global issues.

Social media and nightly news are filled with events touching the Middle East and Islamic nations. But how many people understand the deep issues at hand? You can as you explore the cross-cultural dynamics of Islamic civilization in this program.

China is an important force in the world. Study Chinese and gain a deep understanding of a rich and diverse culture.

Studying Japanese opens the door to a variety of new career paths, experiences and opportunities for personal growth, career development and global exploration. Regardless of where your interests lie, the Japanese language can help take you where you want to be.


Brazilian Studies

Explore Brazilian culture and history through courses that encourage you to think about Brazil beyond media images of samba and Carnival. Become a global leader committed to social justice and cross-cultural understanding through any career path you choose.

"Where does that come from?" The answer is often: ancient Greece and Rome. Learn about ancient literature, art and thought, and discover insights into any major you pursue. Gain a deeper understanding of the present and a clearer vision for the future by studying the civilizations and wisdom of the past.


Classical Studies

Scratch the surface of the modern world and you'll find antiquity: ancient Greek and Latin language, the old myths and gods, classic literature, art and thought. An understanding of classical studies gives you a new perspective in any career you pursue.



Scratch the surface of the modern world and you'll find antiquity: ancient Greek and Latin language, myths and gods, literature, art and thought. You will gain a deeper understanding of the present and a clearer vision for the future by studying the language, civilizations and wisdom of the past.


European Studies

The pressing issues facing Europe today reveal its tremendous diversity and the globalizing elements that invite investigation. When you understand complex European relations and dynamics in the past and present, you stand out as a globally informed leader with critical thinking and communication skills.



Learn one of the most widely spoken and important languages in the world and explore different French-speaking cultures, all in preparation for a variety of creative and international professions.



Study German to connect to other parts of the globe you never thought possible. Whether you are interested in engineering, science, health, sustainability, global business or art, you'll see immediate benefits from studying German.

Looking for an interdisciplinary certificate to prepare you as a globally informed citizen? Whether your interests lie in social, political or economic issues, exploring the historical origins and current effects of globalization through a cultural lens is the foundation you need to better understand today's world.


International Cinema

Movies provide powerful insight into diverse cultures and viewpoints that can help shape thinking. Studying international cinema gives you a global perspective that will help you become a culturally literate and engaged citizen.



Delve into the rich language, history and culture of Italy, a global leader in art, fashion design, food, sustainability, engineering and more. Your knowledge of Italian will help you understand innovative developments in these fields.



Korean language and culture starts with K-pop and expands into geopolitics, international security, the global marketplace and technological innovation. Find out how Korea connects with the rest of the world.


Korean Studies

Understanding Korea's central role in the global marketplace, technological innovation and cultural exchange while developing critical language skills will set you up as a globally informed leader in a variety of career paths.

Learn to interact with diverse Latin American populations and open the door to the rich cultures, languages and histories of Latino and Hispanic communities.


Modern Hebrew

An understanding of modern Hebrew adds context and nuance to any study of the complex issues at play in the Middle East.



Did you know that worldwide, Portuguese is the fastest growing European language after English, is the most spoken language in South America, and is rapidly growing in southern Africa? Studying Portuguese can open the door for you to a world of new career paths and opportunities for growth and exploration.



Become a part of the largest Romanian program in the United States and discover what makes Romania a vibrant member of the European Union.



Study Russian and be part of a tight-knit community of students dedicated to learning a strategic language and understanding Russia's influential place on the world stage.

Gain a competitive edge with skills in the lesser known Slavic languages and an understanding of the cultures and customs in this Eastern European region.



Fluency in Spanish provides a broader perspective on Spanish-speaking communities around the world, which will prepare you for future opportunities in a changing cultural landscape.



Our globalized world has an increasing need for translators in both the private and government sectors. A certificate in translation can pave the way to a career in several fields.