Students graduating with a B.A. degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to one year of college instruction.  This requirement is not the same as the Foreign Language Admission Requirement.  The requirement is proof of proficiency and not a certain number of credit hours.  Students have several options for fulfilling this requirement. Please contact COSAS with any additional questions regarding the Foreign Language requirement.

  • Complete two semesters of a foreign language at the college level.  Students typically complete Elementary Language and Civilization I and II (i.e. SPN 1120C and SPN 1121C).
  • Complete a proficiency exam offered by the University Testing Center.  Successful completion of the exam will fulfill the requirement but will not provide credit hours towards the degree.
  • Complete Elementary Language and Civilization II (i.e. SPN 1121C) only.  This option may require a course override from the Department of Modern Languages and Literature.  Students should only pursue this option if they have sufficient background in the language.
  • Appropriate scores on Advanced Placement or CLEP exams.  Students should reference the undergraduate catalog for additional information on these exams and the necessary scores.
  • Complete American Sign Language course as accepted by Anthropology, ASL 4161C.