How to Meet the Language 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 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 FORMAL 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 or getting a language waiver.

4.SPANISH HERITAGE LEARNERS

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.