Language & Literature Opportunities


Honors Programs

The Department of Language and Literature is pleased to award graduation with honors to distinguished students. To earn honors in English and Communications the student shall:

  1. Maintain a 3.50 cumulative grade point average in courses taken on campus and courses transferred to UVa-Wise;
  2. Be nominated for honors by the student’s departmental advisor and at least one other member of the department;
  3. Submit a research paper in English 4910-4920 (Senior Seminars) that is deemed to be distinguished by at least three members of the Department of Language and Literature.


Career Opportunities for Spanish Majors

Here are some opportunities for those with a degree in Spanish. A Modern Language and Literature major offers students a solid, liberal arts preparation, plus the enhanced capabilities represented by foreign language competency.

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Foreign Correspondent for Newspapers, Magazines, Radio and Television
  • Music Industry
  • Textbook Publishing
Domestic and International Business, Industry, and Commerce
  • Banks, Savings and Loans, and Credit Unions
  • Environmental Firms
  • Hospitals and Health-Care Facilities
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Public Relations Departments and Firms
  • Software, Hardware, and Telecommunications Manufacturers
  • Sports Organizations
  • Travel and Hospitality
  • Colleges and Universities
  • International Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Professional Language Schools
  • Public Schools
Educational Administration
  • American College Programs Abroad
  • American-sponsored Private Schools Abroad
  • Corporate Programs for Foreign Transfers
  • Foreign Study Exchange programs
  • International Not-for profit Organizations
  • International Student Programs
Federal Government
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Peace Corps
  • The Voice of America
  • U.S. Information Agency
  • Attorney
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Agent
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Agent
  • International Law
  • Local and State Law Enforcement
  • Paralegal
  • Private Investigator
  • Secret Service Agent
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Agent
Translation and Interpreting
  • American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries
  • Commercial Language Schools
  • Exporting/Importing
  • Federal Government
  • Foreign Firms Operating in the U.S.
  • Publishers, Hospitals
  • State and Local Government
  • Translation Agencies
* The information provided here is taken from Great Jobs for Foreign Language Majors by Julie DeGalan & Stephen Lambert (NTC Publishing Group: 1994).