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 Spanish:

  • By successfully completing of Spanish Intermediate II (SPAN1115) or a course above 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 Spanish Language Exam.
  • By achieving a score of 550 or higher on the SAT Subject Test in Spanish (you can take the test with or withour the listening component; both are acceptable).