To make my dilemma short (and yes I saw the other thread already ), I've come to the realization (like many others ) that the degree I'm currently working on (B.A. in Kinesiology, Specialization: Athletic Medicine, basically it's only prepping me for Physical Therapy school) no longer interests me or the idea of a job in that field really doesn't "jive" with me anymore. After this semester ends I'll have 80 hours total towards the 120 required to graduate. So I'll only need 40 more to graduate.
I have also realized that I love to learn new languages and that I have a knack for picking them up pretty quickly. Now for my question, well it's in the title to the OP: Does any one here have a Degree in Modern Language Studies? If you do, have you gotten a job related to that degree? oh and what language? Keep in mind that this is a Liberal and Fine Arts degree. So those of you quick to judge on those type of degrees please don't.
I've been studying German on my own time and I have realized that I really love learning new languages more than anything else. Ultimately I would love to be able to speak German, Russian, Korean, Chinese, and Arabic. That is a very long list I know haha.
Spanish is my first language, then English. So right now I'm working on a third on my own time. "Ich bin vier und zwanzig jahre alt."
So if I was to try and do a double major on my current Kinesiology degree, AND a degree in Modern Language Studies with German being my specialization basically all the credits from my Kinesiology degree would roll over into the electives of the Modern Languages, for a total of 78 hours towards the Language degree. That leaves only 42 hours (basically the Core German courses) to finish.
That being said, given the choice, would y'all do a double major if you were in my situation, or just focus on what really interests you (only one degree)?
I feel like if I just dropped my current major to do the other one it would have all been wasted time. I also feel that if I do a double, it might be more advantageous for me in the future, but it would also postpone graduation by atleast a year and a half.
Long rant but I would sincerely love to hear/read all of y'alls opinions on the matter.