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.