Language Requirements at Loyola

Placement + 1:  A common requirement is one we refer to as “placement + 1.”  This means that you take the level course you place into plus one additional semester through the fourth-semester language class, 201.

Cafeteria:  Some majors have the placement + 1 of language study as an option.  If you want to study a language, 2 semesters can apply towards your degree, but there are other possibilities as well.

No requirement:  Several programs to do not have a language requirement, but we welcome any students who would like to study language as an elective.

Here are the language requirements by College:

Humanities and Natural Sciences:  All major programs have a placement + 1 requirement, with this exception:  Several majors have a 1-course requirement for students pursuing teaching certification. Also note:  Students in sciences may choose to use programming languages to fulfill the language requirement.

College of Social Sciences: All major programs have a placement + 1 requirement, with this exception:  Nursing has no language requirement.

College of Music and Fine Arts: Placement + 1 for the following majors: Graphic Design, Visual Art, Theatre Arts, BA in Music, and BM in Vocal Performance. Cafeteria for the following majors: BFA Studio Arts, BS Music Industry Studies, BM Music Industry Studies, and Bachelor of Music. No language requirement for the following majors: Bachelor of Music Therapy and Bachelor of Music Education.

Professional & Continuing Studies: Cafeteria for the following majors: Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Humanities, Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Social Sciences, and Bachelor of Criminal Justice.

College of Business: International Business:  study of a language through 201 level. Cafeteria for the following majors: Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business for Bilingual Students, Management, and Marketing.