World Languages


Length of Program: 90 Credits
Completion Award: A.A. Degree


Faculty and Advising Contacts

Amelia Acosta

Rm 5379

Mayumi Steinmetz

Rm 5372

Program Description
The 90 credit Associate in Arts transfer degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepares students for a Bachelor of Arts degree in World Language and Literature. World Languages is also an excellent major for graduate study in International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Communications, Education, Linguistics, Business and Law.


World Languages — What is it?
The study of world languages prepares students to live and work in an increasingly interdependent world. Knowledge and facility of languages makes it possible to understand the diversity of world cultures and
civilizations. In addition to language courses, students are encouraged to take regional/cultural studies courses and include a program of study abroad.

World Languages Offered at Shoreline:

American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish.


Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in World Languages?
The study of world languages offers opportunities in multiple career fields in occupations such as: teachers and
professors, researchers, interpreters and translators, diplomats, counselors, social workers, administrators,
advocates, curators, publicists, legislators, campaign managers, lobbyists, journalists and business leaders.


Potential employers include:

Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, Local, State and Federal Government Agencies, Foreign/Civil Service, Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies, Hospitals and Health Care Facilities, Law Firms, Community and Social Service Organizations, Public Advocacy Groups, Non-Profit Organizations, Museums, Libraries, International Business and Industry, Import/Export Companies, Travel and Tourism Agencies, Hotels and Restaurants, Media and Publishing Companies. For more, please visit Career Counseling.


 Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?
An Associate Degree from Shoreline  makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. Please visit our transfer agreements page for a list of those options.  For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.