Language Other Than English Requirement

CSUSM believes strongly in preparing its students for the demands of a diverse and globalizing world. So, every student — regardless of major and before graduation — must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English.

The LOTER is a graduation requirement for all students. Meeting it confirms that you have reached an intermediate level of linguistic and cultural proficiency in a second language. It does not require fluency.

There are various ways to meet the LOTER: by course work or exam. We hope these choices make meeting the requirement simple and rewarding.

To prevent a delay in graduating, do not wait until junior or senior year!