Language Departments and Languages at Ohio State

American Sign Language Program
Department of African American and African Studies
Department of Classics
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Department of French and Italian
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Ohio State offers more than 30 languages, many of which have majors and/or minors for students wishing to pursue their language study beyond the three-semester General Education Requirement. OSU's language departments offer a variety of study and work abroad programs in the languages they teach. These programs can be short-term trips that follow a culture course, summer study abroad programs, semester- or year-long programs, as well as international internships.

  • Arabic, from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
  • ASL, from the American Sign Language Program
  • Aymara, from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures.
  • Catalan, from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Chinese, from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
  • Czech, from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures.
  • French, from the Department of French and Italian.
  • Georgian, from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures.
  • German, from the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.
  • Greek, from the Department of Classics.
  • Hebrew, from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
  • Hindi, from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
  • Hungarian, from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures.
  • Italian, from the Department of French and Italian.
  • Japanese, from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
  • Korean, from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
  • Latin, from the Department of Classics.
  • Persian, from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
  • Polish, from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures.
  • Portuguese, from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Quechua, from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Romanian, from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures.
  • Russian, from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures.
  • Somali, from the Department of African American and African Studies.
  • Spanish, from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Swahili, from the Department of African American and African Studies.
  • Swedish, from the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.
  • Tibetan, from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
  • Turkish, from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
  • Urdu, from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
  • Uzbek, from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures.
  • Yoruba, from the Department of African American and African Studies
  • Zulu, from the Department of African American and African Studies.

 

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