Arts & Sciences
Bachelor of Arts:
3 consecutive semesters of the same language
Bachelor of Science:
2 consecutive semesters of the same language
School of Management
Only students completing the Bachelor of Science in International Business have a language requirement: 3 consecutive semesters of the same language
No Language Requirement
Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning a new language?
You should register for the first semester language course.
Continuing to study a language?
Youʼll need to take a foreign language placement test prior to registration for accurate placement.
AP scores of 4 or 5 in a foreign language?
You place out of the language requirement but are encouraged to pursue language studies towards a major or minor.
Available on-line placement exams:
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Tagalog. http://www.usfca.edu/languageplacementtest/. All other language placement tests must be taken on campus.
Raised in a Spanish-speaking environment?
You may be eligible to take Spanish 221. This class will count toward the 3rd semester language requirement.
Interested in an accelerated option?
USF offers 4 accelerated languages where students can fulfill their 3 semester requirement in only 2 semesters. Each semester, the course is worth 6 credits. They are Greek, Hebrew, Latin, and Portuguese.
and you have taken language classes before coming to USF? You have two options for accurate placement: Check your degree evaluation or, take a foreign language placement test.
(In a ʻtext_calloutʼ box to the right)
USF Offers The Following Languages:
You must pass with a minimum grade of C- to move up to the next level and to fulfill your language requirement.