To date, we’ve asked 67 current and past romance language studies students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it above average.

The major you choose will have a lasting effect on your career.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a romance language studies degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a romance language studies degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are romance language studies students compared to other degrees?

Overall, romance language studies students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.3 out of 5. This is standard compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, romance language studies students rate their happiness similarly to students in Economics, Biology and Related Studies and Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to romance language studies

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Interdisciplinary Studies$69,485
Mathematics$80,193
Biology and Related Studies$64,274
Economics$101,471
Romance Language Studies$57,674
Foreign Languages and Literatures$54,131
Liberal Arts and Related Studies$56,467
Liberal Arts and Humanities$56,467
Information Technology$80,809
Communication$67,169

Let's break that down further.

Are romance language studies students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
4.1 out of 5 stars
87 ratings
5 stars
44%
4 stars
32%
3 stars
18%
2 stars
6%
1 stars
0%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
4.0 out of 5 stars
87 ratings
5 stars
38%
4 stars
36%
3 stars
14%
2 stars
10%
1 stars
1%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in romance language studies experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did romance language studies graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what romance language studies grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
2.8 out of 5 stars
87 ratings
5 stars
13%
4 stars
15%
3 stars
29%
2 stars
21%
1 stars
20%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were romance language studies students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.3 out of 5 stars
67 ratings
5 stars
19%
4 stars
27%
3 stars
27%
2 stars
19%
1 stars
6%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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