The Department of Modern Languages (MLD) has existed since February 1959. The mission of the department is:
To instill humanistic values and enhance career options.
To introduce, develop, and reinforce language skills through classroom work, the language laboratory, and the tutoring resources of the department.
To focus students' learning experience on the cultural aspects of the courses offered in the department, and thus foster not only self-awareness but also appreciation, both of one's own culture and of other cultures.
To encourage students to be active in the college community, the larger community, and as global citizens, through participation in clubs, volunteer activities, and study abroad.