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Prepare for a Career in Languages and Communication

Explore SLU's Languages and Communication Fields

With technology constantly evolving, interacting with others has never been easier. But communicating meaningfully and connecting with people of different cultures, ideologies or histories can be an art. 

SLU's programs in the languages and communication can you help develop skills to effectively reach diverse audiences in a variety of ways, laying a foundation that can translate into nearly any career possible.

Graduate Ready for Your Career in Languages and Communication

Communication is at the heart of every business transaction, research enterprise and health advance. Being able to contextualize information, relay concepts fluidly and form or facilitate meaningful connections between people is critical in any profession. At SLU, you can begin practicing those skills from day one and gain valuable hands-on experience in the mediums that interest you most. 

 In one of my Spanish classes, I got the opportunity to volunteer as an interpreter for a caregiving class. As a volunteer interpreter, I learned important skills and lessons on how to utilize the Spanish language to connect and converse with my future patients."

— Emily Gier, Spanish and Exercise Science Major

 According to New American Economy, the demand for bilingual workers more than doubled over five years. Saint Louis University offers more than 45 study abroad programs that can help you develop language skills and an understanding of different cultures.

You'll find SLU grads working at companies like: 

  • FleishmanHillard

  • International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • Publicis Groupe
  • Somos Hermanos
  • Teach for America
  • Weber Shandwick

Languages and Communication by the Numbers


growth expected in media and communications jobs by 2026*


job postings seeking bilingual candidates in 2015+


growth expected in interpreter and translator jobs by 2026*


St. Louis' national television market ranking

Highlighted Languages and Communication Majors

Experience Hands-on Learning

You're ready to master new technology, build a portfolio and experience new things. SLU provides opportunities for all that and more. In environments ranging from on-campus television studios to research sites across the ocean, you'll find the places and people that transform classroom knowledge into real-world application. 

Communication Media Center

Located in Xavier Hall, the Communication Media Center is the hub of student productions. Students leverage CMC resources to produce a wide range of media projects. You will get hands-on experience with current technology, including digital cameras and video recorders, dual-screen Macs, professional-grade software and advanced audio equipment. 

Polyglot Cafe

Whether you're new to the language or fluent, join students, faculty and staff to practice your language skills at Polyglot Cafe, a monthly conversation hour held be the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. 

Study Abroad

Saint Louis University offers more than 45 study abroad programs all over the world, including at our Madrid, Spain, campus. Learn about the languages and cultures you're studying in the countries themselves. 


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* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

+ Source: New American Economy