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Foreign Language Requirements

Augustana College
For BA, four years in high school or two semesters in college.

Aurora University
There is no foreign language requirement at this time.

Benedictine University
There is no overall requirement for graduation. However, some specific majors require up to 4 levels of a foreign language.

Bradley University
Students wanting a Bachelor of Arts degree must show proficiency at the fourth level of foreign language study. Students who have completed 4 years of high school language, but no college language, must pass a proficiency test once admitted to Bradley.  Student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree will not need a foreign language but will be required to take additional hours in science.

Chicago State
To graduate from CSU, a student must have had two semesters of college-level foreign language.

Columbia College in Chicago
There is no foreign language requirement at this institution.

Concordia University (River Forest, IL)
For BA, two years of a high school foreign language or two semesters in college.

DePaul University
Students wanting a Bachelor of Arts degree must have one year of college study in a single foreign language or 2 years of high school study in one language.

Dominican University 
All students must have proficiency of one year of foreign language study in college and must fulfill a multicultural requirement.  ECC’s HUM 103 or HUM 203 will fulfill this requirement.

Eastern Illinois University
To receive a bachelor’s degree from EIU, a student must have had two semesters of college study of a single foreign language or two years of high school study of a single foreign language with at least a "C" average.

Elmhurst College
All students must have completed two years of high school or one year college-level foreign language.

Illinois Institute of Technology
No foreign language requirement.

Illinois State University
For students entering ISU under the 2005-2006 catalog: All graduates of the college of arts & sciences must satisfy a foreign language requirement that may be met by: Three years of one foreign language in high school or completion of the second semester or higher of college-level foreign language with a passing grade or equivalent proficiency as determined by examination.

Students completing a bachelor of arts degree in any program will need to demonstrate proficiency at the level equal to three semesters of college-level foreign language. If no language is taken at ECC, the student must pass a proficiency test at ISU.

Lewis University
No foreign language requirement.

Loyola University
To graduate from the College of Arts & Sciences or the School of Communication, a student must complete the second semester of a foreign language or pass a Loyola proficiency test to validate his knowledge of the 102 level.

North Central College
Three years of a single foreign language in high school with a "B" average, or two semesters of a foreign language in college with a "B" average.

Northern Illinois University
To receive a bachelor of arts degree at NIU, students must have had four years of a single foreign language in high school with no grade lower than "C" or have completed through the fourth semester of college-level foreign language.

Olivet Nazarene University
For BA, four years in high school or two semesters in college

Robert Morris College
No foreign language requirement.

Rockford College
For BA, two years in high school or two semesters of foreign language in college.

Roosevelt University
There is no foreign language requirement at this time.

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
All students in the college of liberal arts will need to have two semesters of college-level foreign language or have taken a proficiency test to verify that level of knowledge. Exceptions to this rule are students getting a BFA, music nusiness majors, and students pursuing a bachelor’s in music degree in areas other than vocal performance.

University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana
All colleges within the university (except the institute of aviation) require foreign language for admission. This requirement can be met in the following ways:

  • Have completed through the third level of one foreign language in high school or
  • Have completed through the second semester of one foreign language in college

In addition, all colleges within the university (except LAS and business) require through the third level of foreign language study for graduation. LAS and college of business require language study through the fourth level for graduation.
It is highly recommended that a student complete all of his/her foreign language study prior to transferring to UIUC.

University of Illinois at Chicago
All students in the college of arts and sciences must demonstrate proficiency in a single foreign language through the fourth level of that language. This can be accomplished through four years in high school or four semesters in college. If high school study is used to meet this requirement, a student must pass a proficiency test once s/he has been admitted to UIC.

University of St. Francis
Foreign language requirements vary by program of study. Check with a University of St. Francis advisor.

Western Illinois University
Currently, there is no admission or graduation foreign language for the university as a whole. Foreign language majors and bilingual/bicultural education majors have extensive language requirements. Biology majors must have either two years of foreign language study in high school or one year in college.

updated: February 2007

 
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