The Department of World Languages and Cultures enhances the liberal arts education of our students and prepares them for success in today’s global society. In addition to NJCU’s diverse and urban setting, which is an ideal environment for studying world languages and cultures, our faculty members are student-focused and committed to educating the next generation of teachers and multilingual speakers.
We offer one major, three minors, general education courses, and instruction in seven languages, which all NJCU students can take as general electives. Many of our graduates go on to become language educators, but the possibilities for those with expertise in other languages and cultures are numerous: most corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, and nonprofits are eager to hire multilingual talent. For the same reason, a minor in other languages and cultures is an excellent supplement to the education of all majors and it gives a crucial competitive advantage to any professional on the job market.