The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University offers a bachelor of arts (BA) in language studies.
The Language Studies Program prepares students for hundreds of career opportunities, enhances each student's resume, and increases salary potential. There is a high demand for individuals with advanced language proficiency in business and industry. In addition, teachers of languages, including English as a second language, are in high demand throughout the world.
The Department of Languages, Literature, and Linguistics at Indiana State University is unique within colleges in the Midwest in its extremely flexible undergraduate program that enables students to tailor an academic program to meet their individual career goals. The program is particularly suited for students seeking a functional knowledge of more than one language to enhance their careers and for students who plan to teach English overseas.
Languages and areas of study include:
Students have the option of selecting one language or area or combining several. This flexibility allows students to concentrate on one language, to switch languages, to study more than one language, or to include linguistic study without changing degrees.
Students should be aware that in the case of less commonly taught languages some courses may not be routinely available on campus. Credit can be earned via appropriate study abroad or transfer work.
Students who enter with a strong language background are eligible to receive credit by examination through various sources such as the University's placement test or CLEP tests for beginning and intermediate level credit, and the ACTFL test for advanced level credit.
A degree in language studies opens up career paths, such as teaching English as a foreign language, around the world - and is excellent preparation for graduate or advanced study.
In addition, our graduates frequently combine their degrees with a second major or minor and establish careers in a wide range of fields, including the following:
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
Scholarships for study abroad programs are available through the office of Academic Programs Abroad. In addition, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics offers a number of scholarships and awards.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.
Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.
Currently enrolled students should contact the following: