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Foreign Language Study at UB

The 2002-2016 General Education requirements at UB include the demonstration of proficiency in a language other than English. Most students meet this requirement by completing a second-semester or transition language course. Note: Students who first entered UB fall 2016 or later follow the UB Curriculm requirements, which does not have a specific language requirement. The information about the language requirement and language proficiency in these pages applies only to sudents in the 2002-2016 requirements.
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Students in the following schools and majors outside the College of Arts & Sciences are exempt from the language requirement:
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (except Computer Science)
  • School of Management
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • School of Public Health and Health Professions
  • Architecture
  • Biochemical Pharmacology
  • Bioinformatics (Computer Science concentration)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Technology
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
The following majors in the College of Arts & Sciences are exempt from the language requirement:
  • BFA in Art
  • BFA in Dance
  • BFA in Music Theatre
  • BFA in Theatre
  • Bioinformatics (Biology and Mathematics concentrations)
  • Medicinal Chemistry
A student who completes more than one major and/or more than one degree program, and one of whose majors is exempt from the foreign language requirement, is exempt from the language requirement for all majors. However, if one of the majors has an additional language requirement, the student must fulfill that major's requirement.

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Last Updated: April 5, 2018