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Colleges that do not require foreign language for a degree?

elieli Posts: 289Registered User Junior Member
Anyone know of a comprehensive list of colleges that do not require their students to take a foreign langauge to graduate? (I am talking about foreign language in college, not as an admissions requirement).
If not, any suggestion for chasiung this down more easily than calling each college's admissions office/visiting each website? Even when I do that, the answers I find are pretty incomplete, inconclusive. Thanks.
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Replies to: Colleges that do not require foreign language for a degree?

  • haywardhayward Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    i am attending the university of georgia in the fall (majoring prebusiness as of now) and i do not have to take any foreign language classes.
  • ChedvaChedva Posts: 19,526Super Moderator Senior Member
    University of Rochester has no foreign language requirement.
  • emeraldkity4emeraldkity4 Posts: 33,289Registered User Senior Member
    I think a lot don't
    My oldest didn't have to take a language at Reed & a friends daughter didn't have to take one at Mt Holyoke.
    Some schools don't even have distribution requirements- jsut required classes in your major.
  • hooglihoogli Posts: 156Registered User Junior Member
    just a question... why don't you want to take a foreign language in college?
  • nycnyc Posts: 1,355Registered User Senior Member
    EmeraldK is correct, many colleges don't require a foreign lang or exempt LD student from the lang req. You'll have to check the college catalogue or the web site (seach w/ "general education" or "distribution req" or "graduation req").

    NB - Some colleges (like Colorado College) state that exemption is automatic w/ particular diagnoses; others say that exemption or substitution is possible, depending upon documentation and other factors which are assessed after enrollment. The post-enrollment assessment could be a problem if a student counts on the waiver, but is the exemption, waiver or substitution is denied. (D visited and interviewed only at colleges w/o foreign lang req or thoses w/ automatic exemptions.)
  • ahoo2uahoo2u Posts: 216Registered User Junior Member
    My D is substituting Sign Language for Foreign Language Requirement. She's a college sophmore. ASL seems easier for her with her dyslexia.
  • TigraelTigrael Posts: 38Registered User New Member
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute does not have a foreign languages requirement.
  • joshuwaliujoshuwaliu Posts: 28Registered User New Member
    Johns Hopkins University does not require foreign language for most majors. Of course, there are some areas of studies like International Relations where you are required to take foreign language.

    I believe most schools have similar requirements, you should be able to find specific requirements for the schools you are interested in.
  • mathtastic_nerdmathtastic_nerd Posts: 327Registered User Member
    Some colleges at UCSD, actually i only know about Earl Warren College, don't have to take foreign languages.
  • brand_182brand_182 Posts: 7,589Registered User Senior Member
    Wesleyan does not require a foreign language to receive a degree, though I believe it is required to graduate with honors.
  • jumble_jjumble_j Posts: 261Registered User Junior Member
    Brand_182: There are no language requirements whatsoever at Wesleyan, even for honors.
  • TripleMajor2014TripleMajor2014 Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    As far as Ive read I wont be require to take foreign languages when I attend NAU up in Flagstaff AZ in a few years after I recieve my associates (which is what I am currently working on) ...Im majoring in Business and Child Development with a Minor in Business Management and Certificates in Photography and Small Business Entrepreneurship if that helps at all.
  • shawbridgeshawbridge Posts: 4,165Registered User Senior Member
    Brown does not have a language requirement but does require language study of their applicants.
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