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Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

The department offers various undergraduate degrees in French, German, Japanese and Spanish.  Minors are offered in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Courses in Arabic and Hebrew are also offered.

Students may prepare for careers in teaching in the five-year secondary education teaching and certification program (STEP). Students may also obtain translation certificates in Chinese, French, German or Spanish.

Additional majorsAdditional majors are available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish for students with any other major at Oakland University. The requirement is a minimum of 24 credits at the 3000-4000 level in the language being studied. You may also choose to broaden your horizon with a major in two modern languages, B.A.

Study Abroad
Many of our students study abroad in programs offered by or affiliated with Oakland University. The department has a number of exchange programs with partner universities around the world. Visit the International Education website for more information and to begin your journey.

Career Services
Current job openings related to languages from OU Career Services. (Must log in using OU web ID to see the postings)


Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, 586 Pioneer Drive 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2060
Fax: (248) 370-3170