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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

International Studies BA Program

Language Proficiency Requirement


 

All International Studies majors must demonstrate a proficiency in a language other than English. Although we recommend that students fulfill their language requirement with a language from the geographic region that they will use to fulfill their Zone of Expertise, it is not required. 

There are several ways to fulfill the language requirement.

  • Successful completion of the fourth semester of a college-level foreign language course (2000-level) with grade of C or better. 
  • Students have the option of demonstrating the required proficiency through placement testing in the Modern Languages Deparment located in Plaza Building, Suite 118.
  • Successful completion of an upper division course (3000 or above) taught in a foreign language at the university level. 
  • Successful completion of courses from semester-long Study Abroad program when the courses are taught in a language other than English with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Completion of high school in a language other than English.​

For more information about language courses visit the Modern Languages Department.

Click here​ for information on demonstrating proficiency in a language not offered by CU Denver.