|Definition:||Students whose majors lead to the baccalaureate degree must satisfy a requirement in a language other than English as outlined in the policy.|
|Authority:||Academic Senate recommendation.|
|Scope:||This policy applies to all students enrolled in CSUSM.|
|Responsible Division:||Academic Affairs|
|Related Documents and Forms:||View Foreign Language Requirement Part 1
View Foreign Language Requirement Part 2
Foreign Language: Students whose majors lead to the baccalaureate degree must satisfy
a requirement in a language other than English as outlined below. It is recommended
that students consult the CSUSM foreign language proficiency assessor or any CSUSM
foreign language faculty member concerning implementation of this requirement.
A. Before graduation, the student must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English in any one of the following ways:
B. Courses used to meet this requirement may be applied to the General Education requirement.
This will require students with high school study to take a proficiency exam or placement exam which will determine the equivalency rather than relying on high school courses of greatly varying scope and difficulty. It is our understanding that this change would be "grandfathered" in so that students who have begun their college study and can claim to be covered by a current catalog will still be able to use the old language.