Romance Languages is the study of language and literature in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The study of a foreign language allows for the development and refinement of communication, listening and speaking skills. Such study also endows students with a concern for world affairs and an appreciation of and respect for individual differences. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Romance Languages is offered in two emphasis areas: French and Spanish. Students must choose one of the emphasis areas to earn the BA in Romance Languages. Given the liberal arts foundation of a degree in Romance Languages students pursue careers in a variety of fields or continue their studies. Graduates have pursued careers in journalism, tourism, diplomacy, and education.
Students must choose a BA in Romance Languages with an emphasis in French, or a BA in Romance Languages with an emphasis in Spanish. There is no offering for a BA in Romance Languages without an emphasis.
This major has the following emphasis areas:
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: