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University Foreign Language Requirements

The following information serves as a guide. Always check with your chosen university to ensure accurate information and requirements.

University Foreign Language Requirements

The following information serves as a guide. Always check with your chosen university to ensure accurate information and requirements.

Public Universities

Admission Requirement for students with fewer than 45 transferable college credits

Admission Requirement for students with a DTA

Graduation Requirement

American Sign Language Accepted

Central Washington University Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 3 college quarters (through &123) of one language Not Required Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 3 college quarters of one foreign language (through &123) for all students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree

Not Required: For students who transfer to CWU with a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) and pursue a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts in Education degrees

Yes
Eastern Washington University Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 3 college quarters (through &123) of one language Not Required Required:2 years of one high school foreign language or 3 college quarters of one foreign language (through &123) for students graduating with Bachelor of Arts degree

Not Required: For Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music degrees

Yes
The Evergreen State College Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 2 college quarters (through &122) of one language with at least a 2.0 Not Required Not Required Yes
University of Washington (Seattle) Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 2 college quarters (through &122) of one language Required: At least 2 college quarters (through &122) of one language. Some majors may require more. Required:Three college quarters of one foreign language through &123 level with at least a 2.0 or higher; Or complete the third year high school level of a foreign language for majors within the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education (Early Childhood and Family Studies), or the School of Social Work

Not Required: For the Colleges of Architecture, Business Administration, Engineering, Forest Resources, Nursing, Fisheries, Sciences, Pharmacy, and Public Health do not require a third year

Yes
University of Washington Bothell Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 2 college quarters (through &122) of one language Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 2 college quarters (through &122) of one language Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 2 college quarters (through &122) of one language Yes
University of Washington Tacoma Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 2 college quarters (through &122) of one language is encouraged, but may be completed prior to graduating Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 2 college quarters (through &122) of one language is encouraged, but may be completed prior to graduating Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 2 college quarters (through &122) of one language Yes
Washington State University Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 2 college quarters (through &122) of one language Not Required Required: 2 years of high school or one college year (through &123) of one language for the College of Liberal Arts, College of Communication, College of Science, and International Business. For International Business, foreign language must be met through college level classes Yes
Western Washington University Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 2 college quarters (through &122) of one language Not Required Not Required Yes, but will not count towards General University Requirements (GURs)
Private Universities Admission Requirement for students with fewer than 45 transferable college credits Admission Requirement for students with a DTA Graduation Requirement American Sign Language Accepted
Bastyr University Not Required N/A Not Required N/A
City University Not Required N/A Not Required N/A
Cornish College of the Arts Not Required N/A Not Required N/A
Gonzaga University Not Required N/A Required: One 3 semester credit course in foreign language/ foreign culture

Not Required: For Business, Education, Engineering, or Nursing majors

No
Heritage University Not Required N/A Required: One college level (&121) foreign language class Additional classes may be required for certain majors Yes
 Northwest University  Not Required  N/A  Required: Some majors have specific requirements, check with the university  Yes
Pacific Lutheran University

Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 3 college quarters (through &123) of one language

 

May be satisfied upon entry

Required: 2 years of one language at the high school, or 3 college quarters (through &123) of one language

 

May be satisfied upon entry
Required: For Arts & Sciences Yes for Admissions requirement, but not for graduation requirement
St. Martin’s University Not Required: But recommend 2 years of high school foreign  language with “B” or better N/A

Required: 3 college quarters (through &123) of the same foreign language or 3 years of one high school foreign language

 

Not Required: For students who transfer with a  Direct Transfer Agreement
Yes

Seattle Pacific University

Not Required N/A

Required: 3 college quarters (through &123) of the same foreign language or 3 years of one high school foreign language

 

Not Required: For students who transfer with a  Direct Transfer Agreement
Yes
Seattle University Required: 2 years of one high school foreign language or 2 college quarters (through &122) of one language Not Required  

Required: 3 college quarters (through &123) of the same foreign language for Arts & Sciences majors

 

Not Required: For Business, Nursing, or Science and Engineering Majors
Yes
University of Puget Sound Not Required N/A

Required: One year of college level foreign language, proficiency exam, or AP scores

Yes

Whitman College

Not Required N/A Not Required Yes
Whitworth University Not Required: But recommend 2 years of high school foreign language N/A

Required: 3 college quarters (through &123) of the same foreign language

 

Not Required: For Nursing majors
Yes