Undergraduates

Undergraduates

Why Study in the School of Global Studies and Languages?

With 16 undergraduate professional tracks in fields like international law, diplomacy, and human rights, global health and development, and global environmental change, GSL positions our students to bring informed cultural understanding to work of global impact.
 

Major Requirements »   |  Minor Requirements »   |  Departmental Advising & Support »    |    Explore Careers »   |  Scholarships and Awards »

 

Our Majors

The School of Global Studies and Languages has an integrated curriculum that combines hands-on learning programs and new ways to study and apply languages, while incorporating social science education, cultural competency, and professional training to create a central hub for global careers and language learning.

  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • German and Scandinavian Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Judaic studies
  • Korean
  • Latin American Studies
  • Portuguese
  • Romance Languages
  • Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • Scandinavian
  • Spanish

 

Our Minors

Our language and literature departments offer cultural and linguistic grounding for those careers and open students to global cultures, from medieval Spain to 21st-century K-Pop. The UO already ranks among the top ten in the nation for language learning, with annual degrees in Spanish ranked at number six in the nation, and Chinese and Japanese annual degrees ranked at number four. GSL expands our repertoire of languages through the Yamada Language Center, where students can explore less-frequently-taught languages from all over the world.

  • African Studies
  • Arabic Language Studies
  • Chinese
  • East European and Eurasian Studies
  • European Studies
  • Food Studies
  • French
  • German
  • German and Scandinavian Studies
  • Global Health
  • Global Service
  • Global Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Judaic Studies
  • Korean
  • Latin American Studies
  • Middle East and North African Studies
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Scandinavian
  • Spanish

 

Minor Requirements
Hands-On Learning

Real-World Experience

We are premised on the idea that the opportunities of the 21st century are most accessible through the skills and knowledge of diverse languages, histories, cultures, and traditions. To address the cross-cultural challenges our global community is facing, such as climate change, poverty, and racial and gender inequality, we have designed our curriculum to give students a broad and diverse education. 

Hands-On Learning

What You Can Do with a Degree

What You Can Do With Our Degrees

An interdisciplinary major from the School of Global Studies and Languages can prepare you to work in many fields. Learn about possible careers and hear from alumni across the departments.

Explore Careers

Advising and Academic Support

At GSL, incoming students will learn and work alongside faculty who have brought together their appreciation of diverse cultures, expertise in world languages, commitment to human rights, and determination to address the complexities of our globalized world. Schedule an appointment with a faculty or peer advisor; find important department forms and get answers.

Departmental Advising and Support

Scholarships and Awards

Learn about ways to apply for funding within the departments across the School of Global Studies and Languages, through the College of Arts and Sciences, or opportunities across the University.

Explore Scholarships and Awards