Department of Languages and Cultures

Department of Languages and Cultures


Do you want to get a real advantage?

Learn a second language! Current Languages and Cultures majors are dual majors in:

American Sign Language / Antrhopology / Art & Art History / Biology / Communication Studies / Computer Science / Criminal Justice / Digital Forensics / Economics / English / History / Management / Marketing / Mass Communications / Mathematics / Nursing / Philosophy / Physics / Political Science / Pre-Med / Social Work / Sociology / Teaching and Learning / Theatre Arts

Students who have decided to combine a Languages and Cultures major with another major recognize that by adding a second major to their credentials, they are providing themselves with greater opportunities in the
job market!

If a major doesn’t fit your plans, how about a minor?

Are a Freshman who wants to study a language during Fall 2018! Let us know!

We would like to know your preference for studying a second language.

Languages and Cultures

Department Chairperson
  Christopher Donahue | 570-389-4714
Department Secretary
  Roni Naparsteck | 570-389-4750

227 Old Science Hall
Office: 570-389-4750
570-389-3992

 

Second Language Goal

We can provide you details on how to satisfy the MyCore Second Language Goal!

Are you a Languages and Cultures student transferring to BU?

If you are transferring to BU from another post-secondary academic institution:

1. Congratulations! We believe you’ve made a good choice.

2. But... You need to have sound advisement from the very beginning!

3. So... plan to meet in person with the chairperson of the department, Dr. Donahue as soon as you are able. The chairperson will provide you with a semester-by-semester map of your Languages and Cultures degree and assign you an appropriate advisor. Your advisor will help you schedule your Languages and Cultures courses and your General Education courses on a semester-by-semester basis.

4. Then... work hard and graduate on time!

Study Abroad

Study abroad is the single-most valuable part of you education as a learner of a second language. While you will learn much about your chosen language of study via your classroom and co-curricular activities in the Department of Languages and Cultures, nothing can take the place of an extended, direct immersion experience in a place where the language you study is the language of everyday life.

There are a number of ways to pursue study abroad opportunities. Your professors can give you some recommendations, but you should plan on communicating directly with the Office of Global Education in order to find the program and the place that are right for you.

Do not be deterred by financial concerns. The typical study abroad experience at BU does not incur student costs that exceed what students typically pay as part of their normal tuition, room and board expenses. Whether you are a Languages and Cultures major, minor or simply interested in taking full advantage of the experiences BU has to offer, carefully consider your study abroad options.

 

Poland Study Abroad