College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Studying a foreign language at the University of Kansas is your first step towards a richer life.

When you speak another language, it gives you access to new literature. New music. New art. It will multiply your job opportunities. It will allow you to move about more freely in today’s global society.


The University of Kansas offers over 40 foreign languages.

That’s more than

any other university between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains.


Our faculty offers a wealth of knowledge about the cultures and languages of the world. We are home to twelve foreign language and culture focused departments, as well as five resource centers focused on foreign languages and area studies. Now you can choose from over 60 different degrees and concentrations, more than 140 study abroad programs, and you have access to a vast pool of undergraduate and graduate scholarships.

Let’s embark on this journey together – connect with us and let us help you enrich your academic, professional and life experience. #KUSLLC


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times