World Languages Option
At Montgomery College, you can pursue a two-year study of a language as your primary focus through the World Languages Option in General Studies. The World Languages Option in the General Studies major will help you build a foundation for transfer to a four-year program in one or more languages and shape a career path using your language skills. You can also review the World Languages program page.
- World Languages are included in the top eight skills required across all careers?
- 95% of consumers are located outside the U.S?
- 75% of the world’s population does not speak English?
- Jobs requiring language skills have more than doubled from 2010 to 2015?
- 90% of employers rely on bilingual employees?
Academic advising helps students reach their educational and career goals. Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. See the academic map for a suggested course sequence for this discipline.
Transfer Options: In addition to a degree in a specific language or languages, transfer options include majors in ancient or classical studies, comparative literature, linguistics, film studies, or teaching. Please review the General Studies Transfer agreements.
Related careers include consulting work, education, interpretation, translation, federal employment, legal or medical professions, journalism, social work, travel, and more. A General Studies degree provides opportunities for students to develop and hone their critical thinking, analytical, team-building and problem-solving skills. Students with a General Studies degree will be able to successfully apply these skills in a wide range of careers.
- Career Outlook for Interpreters and Translatorsnew window: Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- MC Career Services: Planning and support for MC students and alumni.
- Career Coach: Explore hundreds of potential careers and job possibilities.
- Careers Using Language Skillsnew window: Spotlight on career opportunities for language professionals and student preparedness.
- Career Outlook for Educatorsnew window: Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Related Programs and Courses
General Studies Degree
Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.