The Department of Languages would like to welcome you to Chapman University. Whether you are considering a career in law, international business, government, film, public relations, advertising, health care, journalism, teaching... etc., we would like to suggest that a major/double major or minor in a modern language will positively enhance your career options when you graduate. Across the country thousands of students apply for admission to graduate school and there is perhaps no better way of catching the eye of graduate admission counselors than doing a major/double-major or minor in a modern language.
The Department of Languages at Chapman University offers a major and a minor in both French and Spanish, an individualized major in German, and a minor in German and in Japanese (soon also in Italian and Chinese). Language majors and minors can also take advantage of a rich array of study abroad opportunities with semester and year-long programs at such prestigious universities of higher education as the University of Granada (Spain), The University of Paris IV: La Sorbonne (France), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and many others. Our study abroad programs provide students with exciting professional opportunities such as the internship program at the world renowned International Cannes Film Festival. Future employers look favorably upon prospective applicants with a language major or minor because they are the best prepared to enter an ever increasing global work force. The Peace Corps, recently directed by former Chapman University student Mr. Gaddi H. Vasquez, needs qualified applicants with linguistic proficiency in Spanish, French, and other languages to fill assignments throughout the world.The Department of Languages at Chapman University prides itself upon the outstanding, individualized educational experience it brings to its students. Before spending a semester abroad, you will meet with your faculty advisor in languages to select courses and to ensure that courses transfer back to Chapman so that you can fulfill not only courses required for your language major/minor, but also many general education requirements. Our majors/minors and students have gone on to various careers/graduate studies which range from Tulane University Law School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Middlebury College School in Paris, France to Disneyland Tokyo. It is essential that you enroll in a language class as of your first semester of registration so that you may be properly prepared for a fruitful study abroad experience during the fall or spring of your junior/sophomore year or so that you may complete the required courses for the major/minor on the Orange campus.