How to Meet Requirement
There are different ways to fulfill the language requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences. Choose from the options below to find out the different ways to fulfill the language requirement.
1. FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY STUDIED A LANGUAGE
Students who have no previous knowledge of a foreign language will meet the language requirement by taking classes with the Department of Classical & Modern Languages. Students may choose to take classes in one of ten languages. For students who have no prior study or experience with French or Spanish languages, they can request an override of the placement exam by emailing Christy Noe. For more information about different languages offered by the Department of Classical & Modern Languages, please visit this link.
Students will need to start with the first semester and continue until they have fulfilled the requirement for their degree program.
2. FOR STUDENTS WITH PREVIOUS STUDY IN A SECOND LANGUAGE
Students who have previously studied a foreign language may be able to move more quickly through the language requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences by taking the Placement exam and placing into a second semester course or higher. They may also take one of several exams to test out of the requirement completely.
3. FOR STUDENTS WHO SPEAK LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH
Students who are native speakers of a language other than English may be able to fulfill the language requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences by testing out. Please note that students who are admitted to U of L with TOEFL scores will be exempt from the foreign language requirement.
Students who are heritage learners of Spanish can be placed into Spanish heritage courses. Follow the link to find out if you are a Spanish heritage speaker and learn more about heritage courses.