• Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.
  • A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.

Modern and Classical Languages

What is this major?
Students can choose to major in one or more of the following languages: French, German, and/or Spanish.

What can I do with this major?

Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level Further Education/Experience Required
  • teacher
  • guide
  • international trade economist
  • foreign service officer
  • foreign correspondent
  • international banking officer
  • translator
  • linguist
  • interpreter
  • speech pathologist
  • foreign social worker
  • bilingual education
What skills will I improve/gain?
Reading/writing another language, reporting and editing, clarifying ideas, writing clearly, reading for content and structure, understanding historical language change, explaining complex concepts, communicating between cultures, reading critically, comparing translations and interpretations, working with original sources in many, summarizing ideas, understanding cultural diversity

Who employs graduates from this major?
Schools, state/federal government, colleges/universities, airlines, travel/tourism agencies, media, museums, business and banks, hotels, international trade companies, business and industry, banks, social service agencies

What is special about this major at Hartwick?
Unique and exciting opportunities to study abroad for a month, a semester, or a whole year!

Visit the Modern and Classical Languages Web page.

Department Chair
Mark Wolff, 607-431-4615,wolffm0@hartwick.edu

Undeclared Contact
Wendell Frye, 607-431-4846, fryew@hartwick.edu

Major Connections Contacts
Please contact the Department Chair by e-mail to ask for the names of a few upper-level students you can contact.

Why contact upper-level students? These students can be a good resource to learn what a major is like, what careers are typical, what the professors are like, or even to learn what helped them to decide on this major.