Miami's Foreign Language Policy??

<p>What is UM's policy for FLanguage? Can you test out of it? Would a biochemistry major still have language requirements to complete?</p>

<p>According to College</a> of Arts and Sciences,</p>

<p>"Candidates for B.A. and B.S. degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences... must earn at least 3 credits of a language other than English at the 200 course level or higher. Special 100- and 200-level Spanish courses are required of native Spanish speakers who choose to fulfill the language requirement by taking Spanish. Students may fulfill the foreign language requirement from the following: Arabic, French, German, Greek Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese and Spanish."</p>

<p>A biochemistry major is a major within the College of Arts and Sciences, so you must have at least three credits in a 200 level language course. If you've never taken a language before, this will probably involve two or three classes, depending on the major you choose. </p>

<p>According to AP</a> Credit Equivalencies | University of Miami, in Spanish you can earn credit in these classes, thus fulfilling the requirement, but attaining a score of 5 on the Spanish AP exam or a score of 4 or 5 on the Spanish Literature AP exam. As far as I know there is no other way to test out of it (except, perhaps, by IB testing).</p>

<p>But you should try to learn another language anyway. Studies have shown time and time again that learning a second language makes you smarter and improves your general brain health. The act of learning actually macroscopically changes how your brain works.</p>