The College of Arts and Sciences requires foreign language study for both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Language Requirement for Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts degree requires students to reach an intermediate level of study for a single foreign language. To fulfill this requirement students can take classes in one of the ten languages offered by the Department of Classical & Modern Languages. Each language has different intermediate level classes that will meet the language requirement.
|Language||Required Level of Study||Hours|
|Arabic||Course 123, 142, or higher||12|
|American Sign Language||Course 202 or higher||12|
|Chinese||Course 202 or higher||12|
|French||Course 123,142, or higher||12|
|German||Course 123, 142, or higher||12|
|Greek & Latin||Course 202 or higher||12|
|Japanese||Course 202 or higher||12|
|Russian||Course 123, 142, or higher||12|
|Spanish||Course 123, 142, or higher||12|
*Hours are approximate
Language Requirement for Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science degree requires students to study a foreign language for two complete semesters. To fulfill this requirement students can take classes in one of the ten languages offered by the Department of Classical & Modern Languages. Each language has different course levels that will meet the language requirement.
|Language||Course Level Required||Hours|
|Arabic||Course 122, 141 or higher||6-8|
|American Sign Language||Course 102 or higher||6-8|
|Chinese||Course 102 or higher||6-8|
|French||Course 122, 141 or higher||6-8|
|German||Course 122, 141 or higher||6-8|
|Greek & Latin||Course 102 or higher||6-8|
|Japanese||Course 102 or higher||6-8|
|Russian||Course 122, 141, or higher||6-8|
|Spanish||Course 122, 141, or higher||6-8|
*Hours are approximate
How to Meet the Language Requirement
There are different ways to fulfill the language requirement. 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 SECOND LANGUAGE
Students who have no previous knowledge of a foreign language will meet the language requirement by taking classes with the Department of Classical and Modern Languages. Students may choose to take classes in one of ten languages. 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.
Students who have previously studied a foreign language may be able to move more quickly through the language requirement 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.
Students who are native speakers of a language other than English may be able to fulfill the language requirement by testing out or getting a language waiver.
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.