Language Requirement

The Language Proficiency Requirement encourages a holistic educational model for all undergraduate students so that they may graduate with a global, cross-cultural perspective. Language proficiency can be demonstrated in both modern and classical languages, and the requirement applies to students in both the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and the Carroll School of Management (CSOM). The Lynch School of Education (LSOE) and the Connell School of Nursing do not have a language requirement.

There are different ways to demonstrate proficiency in French:

  • By successful completion of French Intermediate II (FREN1110) or Intensive Intermediate French for Proficiency (FREN1182) or a course beyond the intermediate level. For further information about placement please consult General Guidelines for Placement.
  • By achieving a score of 3 or higher on the AP French Language Exam.
  • By achieving a score of 550 or higher on the SAT Subject Test in French. (Either form of the SAT Subject Test is acceptable: with or without the listening component.)