Modern & Classical Languages
“Whether traveling around Italy or in Little Italy, the Italian language program at Saint Peter’s University takes to heart the Jesuit value of educating students in and outside the classroom”– Joseph S. ’11
Broadening. Life-changing. Fulfilling.
That’s the kind of experience you’ll have when you choose a modern and classical languages major at Saint Peter’s University.
Students in our program love the small classes, dynamic teaching and interactive learning.
For those who are seeking a true linguistic challenge, the department offers “Romance-Language Synthesis” in which students go from learning the alphabet to reading and discussing novels in three languages simultaneously: Spanish, French and Italian.
Our popular World Language Program works with the Asian and Latino studies programs, as well as with a study-abroad program, to offer you the opportunity to travel abroad. Students have recently traveled to Ukraine, France, Spain, China, Argentina, South Korea, Hong Kong, Germany, Poland, Italy, Mexico, and Japan.
Whatever your chosen destination you acquire the native language, become familiar with its history, culture, and traditions, and then experience the joy of living and working (and speaking) in that culture.
Take classes in Arabic, American Sign Language, Ancient Greek, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog.
Prepare for careers in Academia and in the professional world.
A Cultural Hub
Being housed in one of the most linguistically and ethnically diverse cities in the nation, and just across the Hudson from the world’s greatest cultural centers, the language program provides experiential learning that truly brings students into the world.
The Modern & Classical Languages Department has an alumni employment rate of 100%.
We offer outstanding preparation for careers in law, communications, journalism, public relations, education, travel and tourism, international business and commerce, diplomacy, publishing, translation, defense, and law enforcement.
Students receive excellent preparation for language proficiency examinations, the O.P.I., language praxis examinations, and translation examinations.
The language program provides outstanding preparation for graduate studies in Spanish, French, Italian, and Classical Languages and Civilizations.