International Letters and Cultures (BA)

The BA in international letters and cultures is a degree grounded in the advanced study of at least one foreign language. It is more transcultural and transdisciplinary than a traditional languages and literature degree program and is designed to encourage students to explore and challenge the traditional boundaries of cultures, texts and disciplines. Students work closely with faculty and advisors to choose a program that combines study and research in a minimum of two cultures or disciplines, or in both.

Students must meet with an advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures to discuss this degree option; it is not recommended for first-year students.

Degree Offered

International Letters and Cultures (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Career Outlook

Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhance any occupation and offer graduates many career opportunities. Language-intensive careers include:

  • foreign correspondent and media professional
  • foreign service officer
  • health professional
  • intelligence officer
  • international banking and finance professional
  • international businessperson
  • language teacher
  • law and immigration professional
  • multilingual administrative professional
  • NGO professional
  • professor of language, literature and culture
  • social services professional
  • translator and interpreter
  • travel professional

Career fields and occupations using languages include:

  • advertising, marketing and communications
  • airline industry
  • film, television and multimedia
  • hospitality industry
  • hotel and resort management
  • international education and study abroad administration
  • international law
  • military
  • ministry
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • technology industries

Additional education and certification may be required for some career paths.

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