Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin

College of Arts and Sciences

Dean’s Office

The dean is the chief administrative officer of the College of Arts and Sciences and is responsible for all operations of the college. Associate deans and assistants to the dean coordinate curriculum, research, external relations and a variety of administrative matters.

World Language Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degrees in anthropology, art, communication studies, criminal justice, English, world languages, history, public relations and advertising, media and entertainment arts, journalism, music, philosophy, legal studies, and political science require proficiency in a world language. Not all of these languages will be available every year, so students should talk with their advisors about their language study to ensure that requirements can be fulfilled with their language of choice. The world language requirement is usually, but not always, met with the completion of course level 202 or equivalent CLEP credit.

Students in B.A. programs are encouraged to begin their study of a world language during the first semester of their freshman year. Students with previous language exposure (heritage speakers or high school experience) who begin at higher levels (e.g., 102, 201 or 202) may petition the school of their major for preceding courses to be waived. With the approval of their school director and the dean, international students may use their native language, if other than English,  as an exemption from this requirement.

Students with previous language experience are encouraged to contact the School of Social Science and Global Studies for advising on proper enrollment. Up to 12 hours of course credit in French, German or Spanish can be acquired through the CLEP examination – see Credit by Examination section under University Academic Policies and Requirements in this Bulletin or contact the school.

College Recommendations

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