It’s a small world. Open the door to global opportunities as you build your foreign
language skills and gain a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.
At Towson, you will gain the linguistic capabilities needed to be a responsible citizen
of the world. Study the language, literature and culture of a range of countries while
developing your oral and written communication skills.
Our curriculum prepares you for language acquisition and written and oral proficiency
that will serve you well throughout your life – from career-related language and cultural
skills to preparing for teaching or graduate study to linguistic enrichment. Coursework
helps you to relate to people of different cultures and to communicate successfully
in a variety of contexts.
In-person learning, Web-enhanced courses and experiential learning through study abroad
immersion, practicum, internships, and independent study opportunities reinforce the
acquisition of new knowledge. Service learning and civic engagement are emphasized
in the development of critical analysis, problem solving, teamwork and effective oral
and written communication skills necessary in the 21st century workplace.
Faculty members are scholars committed to excellence in teaching and to maintaining, advancing and
disseminating knowledge of languages, cultures and literatures to students and to
the development of their teaching capabilities.
Students majoring or minoring in a foreign language are strongly urged to spend time
in a country where the chosen language is spoken. The department enthusiastically
supports programs offered through the university's Study Abroad Office. Choose from an exciting variety of options, including faculty-led programs, exchange,
and affiliate programs.
Practice speaking with your peers and gain a more in-depth knowledge of countries
and cultures by joining a foreign language honor society.
The department offers a number of scholarships to students who show academic promise. Learn more about available funding.