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Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Tips for Undergraduate Success

Don’t wait! Get an early start with language learning.

Become more fluent.

If you’ve taken a world language before, continue it immediately with us. The sooner you begin, the more time you’ll have to master the language.

Earn a minor or second major.

The last two years of college can be hectic. If you start your language learning classes early on, you’ll have an easier time earning a minor (17 hours) or a second major (39 hours).

Test out of classes.

Don’t start your learning from scratch. If you’ve taken French, Spanish or German, take our placement test to find the right starting place. Our generous advanced placement policy can earn you up to 8 credit hours for classes that you skip!

Increase your scholarship chances.

If you’re a first-year student who places into the second or third year, you’re more competitive for our Young Scholars Award.

Enhance your study abroad experience.

Immersing yourself in another culture is easier and more exciting when you can speak the language. Make the most out of your study abroad experience by going the extra mile.

Complement your other studies.

World language study will make you a better English speaker and a better problem solver. Our students find greater opportunities in government, business, medicine and beyond thanks to our classes.