Department: Romance Languages


The Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College offers language, culture and literature courses in French, Italian, Spanish, as well as literature and culture courses in English. Our degrees include the undergraduate major and master’s degrees in French, Italian and Spanish. We also offer a Romance Languages major that combines knowledge and understanding of two Romance literatures and cultures. Besides these offerings, the department has added a major concentration in Spanish-English/English-Spanish Translation and Interpretation, an expansion of its vision of providing professional training within the context of traditional liberal arts.

What can I do with my degree in Romance Languages?

The department is committed to equipping students for professional life: it has continued Hunter’s tradition in teacher preparation. Most students majoring in one or two Romance languages pursue careers in education. Others enter careers in the fields of commerce, tourism, interpretation and translation and international affairs, among others.

Foreign Language Requirement

Foreign Language Requirement 



Monica Calabritto
1308 West
(212) 772-5098

Department Office:

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1341 West
(212) 772-5306