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Foreign Language Requirement (3-9 Credits)

Students with no more than one year of high school credit in a foreign language are required to take a sequence of two language courses for nine credits at the 100 level or the equivalent three-course sequence for nine credits.

Students with more than one year of high school credit in a foreign language may fulfill the requirement with one of the following options:

  1. According to placement by the appropriate language department, either:
    • successfully complete one 200- or 300-level foreign language course;
    • successfully complete the final course of a 100-level sequence; or
    • successfully complete a sequence of two courses for a total of nine credits at the 100 level in a new language, or the equivalent three-course sequence.
  2. Students for whom English is a second language may fulfill the requirement by:
    • successfully completing two courses in ESL at the ESL 103 level or above;
    • after placement by the appropriate language department, successfully completing one course at the 200 or 300 level in the native language; or
    • successfully completing two courses for a total of 9 credits in a new language at the 100 level, or the equivalent three-course sequence.
  3. Transfer students who have completed a year of foreign language study at the college level have satisfied the language requirement.

Last modified: 11/20/2014