Language Requirement

The College of Arts and Sciences requires foreign language study for both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree:

Completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language:

  • For Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, students must complete at least 123 or 142 or higher. (Typically 12 hours)
  • For ASL, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Japanese and Portuguese, students must complete 202 or higher.
    (Typically 12 hours)

 

Bachelor of Science Degree:

Completion of the second semester of a single foreign language.

  • For Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, students must complete at least 122 or 141 or higher. (Typically 6-8 hours)
  • For ASL, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Japanese and Portuguese, students must complete 102 or higher.
    (Typically 6-8 hours)

 

Ways to satisfy the language requirement

BEGIN STUDY OF A NEW FOREIGN LANGUAGE!

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages offers courses in over a dozen different languages!
Start with the first semester and continue until you have fulfilled the requirement for your degree program.

TEST OUT!

Credit can be awarded based on scores from the CLEP , IB or AP exams for French, German, or Spanish.  Contact the Office ofTesting Services to arrange to take the CLEP.

PLACE IN!

A Placement Exam is used to place students into the appropriate level of a language course.   The Exam is required of all incoming students who have studied a foreign language in high school.  The Placement Exams for French, German, Russian and Spanish are administered online and free of charge.