Improve your language skills, understand a diverse range of Asian cultures and communities, and open a window into countries of growing global importance.
The Department of World Languages and Cultures is a unique and diverse department. The faculty and students celebrate this diversity and believe that an important part of becoming an educated person is achieving an understanding of one’s self, others and how we connect with each other and the world. The department invites all those interested in exploring thought, expression, and values in a global context to join with us.
Fields of Study
Develop reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills alongside language and cultural proficiency that will allow you to be a successful member of the global community.
Learn the tradition and perspectives of French-speaking communities while developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Develop German language skills that are highly sought after by employers. Learn about tradition and perspectives, business, and translation.
Study the Portuguese language while gaining an appreciation for its culture while becoming an active member of a global society.
Master the world’s second-most spoken language! Uncover cultural, social, and literary trends of the Spanish-speaking world, and understand the world from a global perspective.
The Japanese minor at USU provides students with the tools necessary for advanced Japanese language and culture study.
Supplement your major with knowledge of the culture and peoples of Latin America while becoming a responsible member of the international community.
With courses ranging from language’s role in religion to second language acquisition, students will gain an appreciation of language and the societies they come from.
Gain an appreciation for the culture of the Arabic world while studying the language of the region.
Supplement your major course study with study of the Russian language and its culture.
The Master of Second Language Teaching (MSLT) is an innovative, interdisciplinary master's degree program with a strong practical emphasis.
Edgar R. Lewandowski came to America in 1959. Now his family is honoring him with an endowment benefiting generations of German majors
Sophomore Carlos Andres Gutierrez Gutierrez, who is majoring in Spanish and Political Science, has won the Sor Juana Award, a Utah Humanities statewide prize for original writing in Spanish.
Learning languages is easier when you can practice with other learners and native speakers. USU has many clubs available to help you increase your fluency and cultural knowledge.
Spend time with other learners of Chinese while participating in Chinese-related activities.
El Club de Español is a place for students of all Spanish language capabilities to get together and practice their Spanish.
The German Club is open to anyone looking to practice German and engage with German culture outside of the classroom.
Pound mochi, participate in Sports Day celebrations, and practice your Japanese with fellow students and native speakers.
Explore the culture of Russia through service and social events where you can interact with other students of Russian during culture activities.
Study languages in their native contexts and gain greater understanding of the ways that language influences populations and cultures.
Studying language at USU? Visit the Technology Assisted Language Center to print assignments, visit with tutors, and read native language media.
The French Club at USU provides a place where French students can spend time with one another while practicing their communication skills.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
- Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.