Undergraduate Language Programs

When you choose a minor in the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics at Seattle Pacific University, you will not only grow to deepen your appreciation of this fast-changing world and the people in it, but you will also increase your personal and professional opportunities.

Our programs emphasize the unique relationship between culture and language.

That means you will increase your analytical skills, discover important works of literature in their original languages, improve your writing, and grow in your understanding of the rich diversity of God’s world and the people in it.


Studying Classics provides you with valuable preparation for any of the liberal arts, as well as premed, prelaw, business, and more.

French allows you to speak with people from parts of Western Europe, North and West Africa, the Caribbean, and Quebec. International organizations also use French.

Discover systems of sound and meaning, phrase and sentence structure, linguistic diversity, first- and second-language acquisition, and language change over time.

Learn Mandarin Chinese, the most spoken language in the world — with 955 million speakers worldwide.

Spanish is, after Chinese, the most common first language in the world, spoken by 500 million people. It is also an unofficial second language in the U.S.

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Undergraduate Catalog and Time Schedule

Explore your options and the requirements for SPU majors and minors. Discover which programs can help you reach your goals.