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World Languages & Cultures

Foreign language requirement

All BA and BFA students in the College must demonstrate proficiency equivalent to 4 semesters of foreign language study. Although there is slight variation among the BS degrees, most require 3 semesters of foreign language study. In addition, some degrees, such as the BA in International Studies, require 6 semesters of foreign language study.
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Foreign Languages offered with a consistent 4-semester sequence (thus allowing the language to work for the degree requirement) = 48 languages:



Additional languages taught in the last 10 years at IUB = 34 languages. Some of these languages are taught only in the summer or only for two semesters. New languages are constantly added to the curriculum.

TOTAL NUMBER OF LANGUAGES = 82