Modern Language Degrees

With NWU Modern Languages, you’ll combine fluency in another language with real action that will change your life. NWU offers a Modern Language degrees with concentrations in French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Also offered are majors in international business and modern language studies.

As a Modern Language major, you’ll use study abroad, literature, research and service to understand and experience another culture. And you’ll put your language learning into action.

Competence in another language and culture adds tremendous value to professionals in any field—including business, law, medicine and the sciences. That’s why NWU Modern Languages is so popular among students with multiple majors.

Heighten your employability, versatility and credibility with a degree in modern languages from NWU.

Get amazing results.

NWU Modern Languages does more than encourage study abroad. We require it for every modern language major because global experiences will change your perspective and transform the way you lead your life.

Our experience-based approach helps modern language majors win prestige awards. Our majors regularly win Fulbright, Truman and Gilman scholarships that fund travel, teaching, research and study.

NWU Modern Languages alumni go into a wide variety of fields including language education, law, business, foreign affairs, social work and health sciences.

Modern Languages faculty

Our professors’ areas of expertise crisscross the planet, ranging from French film and Quebec literature to Berlin’s reconstruction and Spanish popular culture. 


Contact or visit us

Modern Languages Department
Catherine Nelson, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Old Main, Room 216
Lincoln, NE 68504
cnelson [at]