Foreign Language Requirements
Entrance requirement for students whose HS graduation was less than five years ago:
Students graduating from high school within the last five years are subject to the College Preparatory Curriculum requirements. These students are required to complete two years of the same foreign language in high school to satisfy CPC requirements and are subject to the following restrictions on choice of foreign language.
*Guidelines for Modern Classical Language (MCL) Course Selection:
(MCL at VSU= French, Spanish, German, Latin, Japanese, and Russian)
a) Students who elect to continue the study of their high school foreign language in order to meet requirements for the major may not take MCL 1001 in that language for credit. They should begin their foreign language requirement with MCL 1002. To complete a six-hour requirement, they should then take MCL 2001. MCL 2002 will complete the nine-hour requirement.
b) Students may elect to take a foreign language other than the one studied previously in high school. They should take MCL 1001, MCL 1002 (to complete the six-hour requirement), and MCL 2001 (to complete the nine-hour requirement).
c) MCL 1001, when taken to satisfy a deficiency in the University admissions requirement, will not be counted toward satisfying the foreign language requirement for the major. MCL 1002, 2001, and 2002 should be taken if the same language is selected, to meet the foreign language requirement for the major. If students elect to begin the study of another language, MCL 1101, 1002, and 2001 should be taken.
Entrance requirement for students whose HS graduation was more than 5 years ago:
Students graduating from HS 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