Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
As the world continues to get smaller, the value of being bilingual grows. Language nurtures personal relationships, unlocks professional opportunities and invites new experiences around the world.
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures emphasizes the use of language as a critical tool to help broaden students' awareness of the similarities and differences between cultures while sharpening their appreciation for the nuances of their own native language. Please contact our department for questions.
Majors & Minors
Chinese Studies, Minor
Classrooms extend into the city, which serves as a living laboratory with its unrivaled array of academic, linguistic, and cultural experiences.
Classical Studies, Minor
How are the intellectual achievements and philosophical debates of ancient Greece and Rome relevant in our everyday lives?
French Studies, BA & Minor
When you study French at USF, you're starting a conversation with more than 220 million French speakers around the globe.
German Studies, Minor
The German minor at the University of San Francisco teaches language and culture in a meaningful and relevant context, training students to hear, speak, read, and write German.
Japanese Studies, BA & Minor
Develop a well-rounded foundation in Japanese language, culture, literature, linguistics, art, history, religion, and business.
Spanish Studies, BA
The Spanish Studies major and minor programs are more than a foreign language — they provide full immersion in a second language, culture, and history, with social and political contexts vital to living in diverse communities within the global climate.
Foreign Language Requirement
Language nurtures relationships, unlocks opportunities, and invites new experiences around the world. That’s why we require our undergraduate students to study a foreign language offered by the university.