Foreign Languages

Earning a degree in foreign languages readies you to live and work in a globalized world. From education to business and foreign service, a degree in foreign languages provides unlimited possibilities. Plus, at LHU you’ll have the chance to study with faculty who are all native speakers of the languages they teach.

What You'll Study


*This major is not accepting new students for the spring or fall 2022 semesters.*

Studying French at LHU isn’t just about the core curriculum. The University boasts active French clubs, as well as a French & Francophone film series. Advanced courses explore such topics as linguistics, French and Francophone literatures, cultures, and films. Topics covered include:

  • French Civilization
  • Advanced French Grammar
  • French Cinema


Student Learning Outcomes


*This major is not accepting new students for the spring or fall 2022 semesters.*

Studying Spanish at LHU will give you the opportunity to become immersed in Spanish culture. The University offers active Spanish clubs, as well as a Spanish & Hispanic Film Series. Advanced courses explore such topics as linguistics, Spanish and Hispanic literatures, cultures, and films. Topics covered include:           

  • Culture of Spain
  • Hispanic American Culture
  • Advanced Conversations through Hispanic Film



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Program Highlights

  • Interdisciplinary Versatility: A foreign language major or minor at LHU can be combined with any other major in preparation for a multitude of different careers. The most popular pairings are:
    • International Studies
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Health Sciences
    • Criminal Justice
    • Social Work
    • English
  • Study Abroad: All students in the major must study abroad, either a full-semester or a summer immersion program. If you study during the academic year at one of LHU's partner institutions, you will pay the same tuition as LHU tuition, and your credits automatically transfer. A number of study abroad programs offer the opportunity to learn other languages. Recent examples include:
    • Chinese
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Portuguese
  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.
  • Careers: A degree in foreign languages offers a number of career options in our increasingly international society. The study and acquisition of multiple languages promotes global citizenship and can enhance any degree and job opportunities. Examples of past graduates professions include:
    • Education
    • Public Policy
    • Social Work
    • Psychology
    • Health Administration
    • International Business
    • Foreign Service

  • Facilities:  Faculty deliver courses in technology-enhanced classrooms with vast multimedia capabilities.  Students can access open computer labs and campus wireless network when using personally-owned devices.  Students can request technology resources from Stevenson Library, Media Services.

Featured Program Faculty

Full List of FACULTY


Dr. Eduardo Valerio
Dr. Damarys Lopez
Dr. Enrique Herrera

Want to Know More?

Department of History, Political Science, International Studies, and Foreign Languages

Dr. Robert Sandow
202 Raub Hall, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2464

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