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Language Requirements by Major

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 language and language proficiency in these pages applies only to sudents in the 2002-2016 requirements.
Certain majors in the College of Arts & Sciences have language requirements which differ from the standard education requirement.

These CAS Majors have no foreign language requirement: Art/BFA, Dance/BFA, Bioinformatics/BS, Medicinal Chemistry/BS, Music Theatre/BFA, Theatre/BFA

These CAS majors have the standard General Education language requirement, i.e., to demonstrate proficiency at a second-semester level: African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art/BA (Studio Art), Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computational Physics, Dance/BA, Economics, Film Studies, Geography, Geological Sciences, Global Gender Studies, History, International Trade, Linguistics, Mathematics, Media Study, Music Performance/MusB, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, SSC/Cognitive Science, SSC/Environmental Studies, SSC/Health & Human Services, SSC/Legal Studies, SSC/Urban & Public Policy, Sociology, Speech and Hearing Science, Theatre/BA

These CAS majors must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the 4th-semester level: Art History, Asian Studies (must take Chinese, Japanese or Korean), Classics (Ancient History, Classical Civilization, and Mediterranean Archaeology concentrations; must take Ancient Greek or Latin), English, Music/BA
Jewish Studies majors must complete fourth-semester Hebrew; or second-semester Hebrew plus a second-semester course in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Aramaic or Yiddish (the latter two languages not offered at UB).

These CAS majors must continue their language study beyond the intermediate level: Classics (Classics, Greek, and Latin concentrations; must take Ancient Greek or Latin), French, German, Italian, SSC/International Studies, Spanish
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Last Updated: February 27, 2017