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Colleges that do not require foreign language for a degree?

elieli Registered User Posts: 289 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 Registered User Posts: 10 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 Super Moderator Posts: 28,605 Super Moderator
    University of Rochester has no foreign language requirement.
  • emeraldkity4emeraldkity4 Registered User Posts: 35,861 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 Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
    just a question... why don't you want to take a foreign language in college?
  • nycnyc Registered User Posts: 1,355 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 Registered User Posts: 216 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 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute does not have a foreign languages requirement.
  • joshuwaliujoshuwaliu Registered User Posts: 28 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 Registered User Posts: 327 Member
    Some colleges at UCSD, actually i only know about Earl Warren College, don't have to take foreign languages.
  • brand_182brand_182 Registered User Posts: 7,589 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 Registered User Posts: 261 Junior Member
    Brand_182: There are no language requirements whatsoever at Wesleyan, even for honors.
  • TripleMajor2014TripleMajor2014 Registered User Posts: 2 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 Registered User Posts: 5,260 Senior Member
    Brown does not have a language requirement but does require language study of their applicants.
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