Majors, Minors, & Certificates

International Studies, Foreign Languages and Business

This certificate program responds to the need for understanding the international and interdependent dimensions of business in the modern world. It also provides preparation for careers in international business and for graduate programs in areas with an international focus.

​Program Highlights

  • Focus on understanding of the international and interdependent character of the contemporary world.
  • Students are able to deepen their awareness of the international dimensions of American business.
  • Preparation for careers in international business within the context of a liberal, humanistic and ethical tradition.

Certificates:


Career Opportunities

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Job titles include: Professor, Spanish Professor, French Professor, Spanish Instructor, English Professor, German Professor, Instructor, Instructor of Spanish, Modern Languages Professor, Assistant Professor of Spanish, American Sign Language Professor, Greek Professor, Latin Professor, Italian Professor, Arabic Professor, Russian Professor, Chinese Professor

Wages:

The median annual wage was $58,670 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 15-21% from 2012 to 2022.

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women’s studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Job titles include: Professor, Assistant Professor, Classics Professor, Women’s Studies Professor, American Studies Professor, Associate Professor, Black Studies Professor, Ethnic Studies Professor, Lecturer, Modern Greek Studies Professor, Adjunct Instructor of Women’s Studies

Wages:

The median annual wage was $67,360 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 15-21% from 2012 to 2022.

Interpreters and Translators interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

Job titles include: Court Interpreter, Deaf Interpreter, Educational Interpreter, Interpreter, Medical Interpreter, Paraprofessional Interpreter, Sign Language Interpreter, Spanish Interpreter, Technical Translator, Translator

Wages:

The median annual wage was $45,430 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22% or higher from 2012 to 2022.

Paralegals/Legal Assistants assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.

Job titles include: Paralegal, Law Clerk, Legal Assistant, Legal Clerk, Real Estate Paralegal, Summer Law Associate, Legal Analyst, Paralegal Specialist, Certified Paralegal, Immigration Paralegal

Wages:

The median annual wage was $46,990 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 15-21% from 2012 to 2022.

Writers and Authors originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $55,940 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

Editors plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication.

Job titles include: Editor, Managing Editor, Newspaper Copy Editor, Sports Editor, Copy Editor, News Editor, Features Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Copy Desk Chief

Wages:

The median annual wage was $53,880 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 0% from 2012 to 2022.

Museums/historical sites industry engages in the preservation and exhibition of objects, sites, and natural wonders of historical, cultural, and/or educational value. Careers include curators, museum technicians and conservators and tour guides.

Wages:

Depends on job function.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment in the museums/historical sites industry is expected to grow 15.6% by 2022.