Satisfying the BA Language Requirement at UO

For students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree there are several ways of demonstrating that you have the necessary foreign language proficiency: you can take two years of classes on campus or elsewhere, you can combine coursework with study abroad, or you can test out.

Many students, of course, come to UO with language skills exceeding the standards; they'd like to use that ability to satisy the requirement. If you fall into this group, but you're not sure how to proceed, the UO language requirements web site will help you determine what your next steps should be. Developed by the university's Center for Applied Second Language Studies, the site helps you identify what your current language status is, and what your options are for fulfilling the requirement.

Three critical players in this equation are:

  1. the language departments (which set the standards for each language)
  2. the UO Testing Center which facilitates the testing process
  3. the Divisional Dean for Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences who makes the final determination about any requests to have the requirement waived.

Please check it out and let us know what you think of the site.