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World Languages and Cultures

World Languages and Cultures

Program Description

Prepare for a career in the rapidly globalizing world. The ability to work with people from other cultures is becoming ever more important, and speaking a foreign language will give you a head start in almost any field. You’ll be ready for a career in international business, law, journalism, government, the military, and more. In AUM’s World Languages and Cultures program, you’ll concentrate your degree in Francophone, German, Hispanic, or Chinese and East Asian Studies. For each option, you’ll chose either the Cultural track — with additional humanities and social science courses — or the Trade track — with courses in international economics and business.

Students in this program can choose from four concentrations (with an optional Culture or International Trade track):

Points of Pride

  • China Study Abroad Program in Beijing with AUM’s Confucius Institute, and Study Abroad opportunities in other languages.
  • Unlike other language programs, AUM’s program goes far beyond literary studies to embrace the society and culture of other countries.
  • Small classes. Upper-level courses usually have fewer than 12 students per class, so students get plenty of opportunity to practice their skills.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

A degree in one of the five concentrations within the World Languages and Cultures program will open up to you a wide variety of interesting careers. Job growth through 2024 for social science occupations is projected to be 7 percent, about as fast as average. The most recent date for the median annual wage for life, physical, and social science occupations was $61,450 — higher than the $35,540 median wage for all occupations.

U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics sample


Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Top Executives

$102,690 per year

6% (147,000 more jobs)

Anthropologists and Archeologists

$59,280 per year

4% (300 more jobs)


$ 44,190 per year

29% (17,500 more jobs)

For More Information

Department of History and World Languages & Cultures
Auburn University at Montgomery
Liberal Arts 348

Soaring Warhawks

  • Kevin W. Long obtained a Master Brewer’s Certificate at the VLB, a prestigious institute of brewing in Berlin, Germany, and is now Assistant Brewer at Big Storm Brewing in Clearwater, FL.
  • Mickael Gerard was commissioned in the United States Air Force as a 2nd lieutenant and is now a graduate student at the University of South Florida.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

See course requirements samplings for individual concentrations.