Each of the modern languages taught in the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages is a major language, spoken by millions of speakers. In fact, the languages taught in the department are spoken by a vast majority of the world’s population. Achieving fluency in one of these languages is a highly-regarded professional asset.
Many professions are already built on languages other than English. This is true of law (Latin) and medicine (Latin and Greek). Examples of other industries where our alumni are applying their language studies include:
- K-12 Education
- Translating and Interpretation
- International Business
- Video Game Design; Technology
Positions our alumni hold:
- Research Assistant
- Store Manager
- Video Campaign Manager
Some of our alumni have worked overseas for American-based companies. Many of our graduates have pursued advanced studies in Classics, Japanese, Education, Law, Medicine at distinguished institutions like Yale University; Boston University; Columbia University; Emory School of Medicine; Florida International University; Hunter College; Tulane University; University of California, Berkeley; and Washington University in St. Louis.
Among 2011-12 graduates who majored in the humanities and responded to a survey, 92 percent reported being employed or pursuing graduate studies. They reported an average entry-level salary of $35,000-a-year.
Information on careers that may be of interest to Hofstra students with a major in the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages, such as reporters, correspondents and news analysts; translators or interpreters; elementary, middle school and high school teachers; travel agents; and political scientists, is available in the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
*All data must meet a test of data integrity. The average salary and placement data reported is determined by the level at which data may be deemed reliable (University wide, school, division or department) To see the alumni outcome reports in its entirety, and all available data, go to the institutional research page.