The UMass Lowell Department of World Languages and Cultures offers a Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and Cultures (BA). There are four different options for this major:
Learn to move comfortably between diverse cultural environments through coursework and study abroad opportunities in ways that are not possible for monolingual students.
Get ready to work cooperatively with colleagues from diverse perspectives and cultural backgrounds to develop solutions to complex problems in health, environment, education, governance and more.
Publish your work in target languages in Canal, our department's online journal that highlights our students' work as they study French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Khmer, Chinese, Arabic and German.
The courses offer students the opportunity to acquire one or two second language(s) and to become aware of the cultures in which they flourish. Language courses offer an understanding of language as a system and a model of communication in its cultural context, in addition to providing skills in a number of languages. The specific areas of study for this degree include language, literature, civilization and culture. Internships, practicums, as well as many Study Abroad programs are available to help students develop an awareness of cultural diversity.
For admissions information, visit the UMass Lowell Admissions and Aid website:
The World Languages and Cultures also offers several minors in languages or in language studies.
Through the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, students may also pursue an optional interdisciplinary degree, Bachelor of Liberal Arts. While this program is not managed by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, there are many Bachelor of Liberal Arts concentrations that would provide students with exposure to the department’s course listings. Students are encouraged to research the program for more information.
For more information on test examination options for language credit: College Level Examination Program.
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"Canal" is the journal of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
It is dedicated to highlighting the exceptional work of our undergraduate students as they deepen their study of French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Khmer, Chinese, Arabic, and German.
For more information and to submit your work to the journal, visit Canal's website.