Foreign Language Requirements

Entrance requirement for students whose High School graduation was less than five years ago:

Students graduating from high school within the last five years are subject to the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) requirements. These students are required to complete two years of the same foreign language in high school to satisfy CPC requirements and may be subject to restrictions on choice of foreign language.

Students are advised to take the WebCAPE Placement Test in order to determine their best level of entry for foreign language study. It is the expectation that students who are opting to continue with the foreign language they took in high school will begin at the FL 1002 level. If students choose not to take the placement test, they should begin with FL 1002. Taking the test may allow students to enroll in a more advanced course. The WebCAPE Placement Test will guide students and their advisors in this placement. Prior to your registration date, you may take the WebCAPE Placement Test; consult the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the Placement Test. Access the test at http://webcape.byuhtrsc.org/?acct=valdosta and use the password blazers1. Print your results and bring the paper with you to your advising appointment.

Entrance requirement for students whose High School graduation was more than five years ago:

Students graduating from high school more than five years before entering college are not subject to CPC. They may count the 1001 level foreign language toward graduation even though they may have completed two years of the same foreign language in high school.

Requirements for Major Programs:

Throughout the various colleges of the University, majors in selected academic disciplines have established requirements in foreign language and culture to be completed as a part of their program of study. The following list indicates specific requirements, according to degrees and majors. The full listing of degree requirements should be consulted for each major.

*Twelve-hour foreign language requirement

- B.A. with a major in biology

*Nine-hour foreign language requirement:

- B.A. with a major in history, mathematics, French, Spanish, philosophy and religious studies, political science, legal assistant studies, sociology and anthropology, criminal justice, psychology, or art

- B.S. with a major in chemistry, astronomy, environmental geography, or physics

*Six-hour foreign language requirement:

- B.A. with a major in music

- B.S. with a major in computer science, applied mathematics, or mathematics with computer science option

*Foreign language requirement through MCL 2001:

- B.S.Ed. with a major in Secondary Education/English

*Foreign language requirement through MCL 2002:

- B.A. with a major in English