Dr. Eliani Basile
- Associate Professor
Today, nine out of 10 U.S. employers need employees with language skills other than English. In the Department of Modern Languages, we help students gain proficiency in a second language.
Jeffrey W. Farland
Higher Education Administration Assistant II
The Department of Modern Languages offers a B.A. degree in modern languages, with concentrations in French, Francophone studies, Latin American studies (with a track in Spanish-speaking Latin America and Brazil), Portuguese and Spanish.
All RIC undergraduates are expected to speak and understand a language other than English at the novice-to-mid-proficiency level by the time they graduate. Rhode Island College recognizes that foreign language skills not only open up opportunities for work in other parts of the world, it helps students develop a more positive attitude toward both the language and the culture of the country where it is spoken.
Rhode Island College is an exclusive member of the Common Application. All students applying for undergraduate admission must complete the Common Application. This includes freshmen, second degree students, re-admits and international applicants.
Did you know that employers in many industries are prioritizing applicants with transferable skills found in the humanities?
“I want humanities students to graduate from RIC with a sense of adventure when they see all the career possibilities before them,” says Associate Professor Brandon Hawk.