Fulfilling the Language Requirement
The language requirements for EAS Majors and Specialists can be fulfilled in a few different ways: coursework, a placement test, or a combination of the two. Students may successfully complete coursework at the appropriate level (200-level for Majors and 300-level for Specialists). Students with prior background may be able to place in a 200- or 300-level language class or meet the language requirement without taking courses by taking a placement test. Students who pass the language placements tests for EAS Majors or Specialists or who are placed in higher-level language courses must replace those credits with Society-Culture courses at any level. To learn more about how to take a language placement test, which may include an interview and/or written test, please see the appropriate language page: Chinese, Japanese, Korean.