Language other than English

A language other than English may be required or recommended at the college, school, major or program level.

Who needs it

Most non-language undergraduate majors require or recommend that students demonstrate competence in at least one language other than English.

Study of a language other than English is also appropriate for students considering graduate study, even if their undergraduate major does not have a language requirement. Many graduate programs require students to demonstrate proficiency in at least one language other than English, and in some programs students are expected to be able to study documents in the original language.

Meeting the requirement as a freshman

The "e" subject requirement for freshman admission requires two years of a language other than English. In some cases, this will satisfy a student's language requirement for their UC program. In many cases, however, additional study is necessary at the college level.

Meeting the requirement as a transfer

When appropriate, students should at least begin study of a language other than English before entering UC.