For B.A. Degree Candidates
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree cannot use foreign culture courses to fulfill their foreign language requirement. The B.A. degree will count foreign language credit gained through advanced placement or credit-by-exam. Speak with your academic advisor if you need help determining the fourth semester proficiency level in the language you wish to study.
For B.S.A. Degree Candidates
Foreign language or foreign culture is optional for the Language, Arts, and Culture requirement for B.S.A. students.
- No minimum amount of foreign language is required to apply foreign language toward the requirement.
- A maximum of six semester hours earned through advanced placement or credit-by-exam may count toward the Language, Arts, and Culture requirement.
- If foreign culture is chosen, no minimum number of courses from the foreign culture categories is required.
- If foreign culture is chosen, the courses must be taken from the pre-approved Natural Sciences Foreign Culture Category lists shown below.
For B.S. Degree Candidates
Foreign language and/or foreign culture is required for many B.S. degrees:
- 2nd semester proficiency in a single foreign language
- 1st semester proficiency and a foreign culture course from the same language area (e.g., Spanish and Central and South America category)
- Two foreign culture courses from a single foreign culture category.
B.S. degree plans will count foreign language credit gained through advanced placement or credit-by-exam. If foreign culture courses are chosen, they must be taken from the pre-approved Natural Sciences Foreign Culture Category lists shown below.
The following B.S. degrees do not require foreign language/foreign culture: Biochemistry, Biology, Human Development and Family Sciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Nutrition, and Textiles and Apparel.
Foreign Culture Categories
If you are within 2 years of graduation and plan to take 2 foreign culture courses, we suggest selecting a category other than France, Germany and Scandinavia, and Italy. These courses are offered infrequently.
All courses below are for BSA and BS 2nd semester foreign language proficiency:
|American Sign||ASL 601C, 610D, or 507|
|Central and South America (Spanish & Portuguese)||SPN 610D, 604, 507, or 508K; POR 407 or 610D|
|China||CHI 604 or 507|
|France||FR 601C, 604, 507, or 508K|
|Germany & Scandinavian Countries||GER 601C, 604, 507, or 508K; DAN 604 or 507; NOR 604 or 507; or SWE 604 or 507|
|Greece||GK 601C, 602C, 606Q, 503, 507, 412, or 804|
|Iberia||SPN 610D, 604, 507, or 508K; POR 407 or 610D|
|Italy||ITL 601C, 604, or 507|
|Japan||JPN 610D or 507|
|Korea||KOR 604 or 507|
|Latin (Roman)||LAT 601C, 506Q, 507, or 508|
|Middle East||ARA 601C, 507, or 509; HEB 601C, 602C, 604, 507, or 509; PRS 601C, 407, or 507; or TUR 601C or 507|
|Russia & Slavic Countries||RUS 601C, 507, or 507T; CZ 601C, 804, or 507; POL 601C or 507; or SC 601C or 407|
|South Asia||HIN 604, 407, or 507; BEN 507; MAL 507; PSH 507; TAM 604 or 507; TEL 604 or 507; SAN 320L or 507; URD 604 or 507; or VTN 604 or 507|
Foreign Culture Master Lists
Please see these documents for further details.