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Foreign Language Graduation Requirement for B.A. Students

In addition to the foreign language entrance requirement (as required by FS 240.233) all students applying for a Bachelor of Arts degree from USF must demonstrate competency in a foreign language. To demonstrate this competency, students may take either two semesters of a beginning college-level foreign language or one semester of a higher-level course and earn a letter grade of “C” (no “S” grades) or above in the appropriate level course or demonstrate equivalent competency by passing an examination. Languages should be selected from among the ones listed below:

Classical Languages

Modern Languages

American Sign Language

Approval needed by the student’s program/department major. The following programs accept Sign Language Competency for the exit requirement: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Criminology, Gerontology, History, Mass Communications, Political Science, Religious Studies, Theatre, Women’s Studies, and all programs in the College of Education.

Students electing to take the examination in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish should apply to the Director of the Division of Modern Languages and Linguistics. Students taking the examination in Ancient or Modern Greek or in Latin should also apply to the Director of the Division of Modern Languages and Linguistics. Students taking the examination in New Testament Greek or in Hebrew should apply to the Chairperson of Religious Studies. Students utilizing American Sign Language should apply to the Chairperson of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Foreign Language Placement

Students with two or more years of study in a foreign language in high school, or with postsecondary course(s) in foreign language, or with experiential learning of a foreign language may not enroll for credit in courses in that language without first taking a placement examination administered by World Language Educaiton. Should the placement examination indicate that remedial work is required (1120-1121), the student will be allowed to enroll with the understanding that the grade eventually earned will be either an “S” or “U.”

Under no circumstances will a student who places above the first year level or who passes a higher-level course be allowed to register for or receive credit for a lower-level course in that specific language. Students to whom this regulation applies should inquire of the Division of Modern Languages and Linguistics for the placement examination.


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