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Foreign Language Requirements

State of Florida Foreign Language Requirement

As explained in the UNF Undergraduate Catalog, students in the Florida state university system are expected to have studied for two years (or the equivalent) in a second language, including American Sign Language, or to document one of the exceptions enumerated in Florida Statutes 1007.261-262.

Language and Culture Studies (LCS) or Foreign Culture (FC) Requirement for Bachelor of Arts Majors

Separate from the Florida Statutes, the College of Arts and Sciences at UNF requires B.A. degree-earning students to complete coursework—with grades of C or higher—in a language other than English (3-8 credit hours, depending on current proficiency) or in English-language classes with the ‘Foreign Culture’ (FC) designation (6 credit hours). For details, see the UNF Undergraduate Catalog.

Program Specific Foreign Language Requirements

Students in the BA in Art History, the BA in International Studies, and the MA in International Affairs must demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level or above in a spoken language other than English. For details, see the common policy that applies to all three programs. Students in International Business should consult the program requirements for their degrees. For additional information, contact Dr. Greg Helmick, chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Dr. Andrés Gallo, director of International Business.