Summary: Aug 2010
The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Romance Languages
Students majoring in Romance languages will take courses that combine the study of literature, language, culture, and
linguistics, which will lead to a development of language proficiency and an understanding of the cultures of areas of
the world where these languages are spoken. Proficiency in two foreign languages also helps majors find employment
in the public and private sectors. Majoring in Portuguese is possible at UGA only within a Romance Languages degree
program (in combination with French, Italian, or Spanish). Portuguese, spoken in Portugal, Brazil, Angola,
Mozambique, and several other countries in Africa, is a major language with over 170 million native speakers, making
it the sixth most spoken language in the world. Half of all US businesses in Latin America are located in Brazil and
there are a growing number of businesses in the Southeast with interests there.
Possible Job Titles of Romance Languages Graduates
Associate Coordinator* Diplomat Intelligence Specialist Interpreter
Bilingual Instructor Employment Interviewer Language Researcher
Cast Member* Flight Attendant* Linguist
CIA/FBI Special Agent Foreign News Journalist Marketing Director*
Civil Service Worker Foreign Services Worker Peace Corps Volunteer French Teacher
Community Relations French Teacher* Restaurant Management*