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Language Requirement

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Information as of April 27, 2023

General Information

As part of the Core Curriculum, all students are required to complete the Language Requirement. Click the following links to learn more about how to fulfill this requirement through either the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures or Department of Classics:


Language placement testing should ideally be completed 3 weeks prior to participating in your Academic Advising & Course Enrollment session.

If you do need to enroll in language courses at SCU in order to fulfill the Language Requirement, it is strongly recommended that you complete the required courses during your first or second year at SCU.

Please note that a placement recommendation is required prior to enrolling in your first Modern Languages & Literatures course.


Contact: Kari Craighead, 
Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, 408-554-4049

Contact: Daniel Turkeltaub, 
Department of Classics, 408-554-5248