Foreign Language Requirement

Yale College Foreign Language Requirement

To ensure that undergraduate students are exposed to a range of ideas and disciplines during their time at Yale, Yale College requires them to fulfill a variety of distributional requirements. As knowledge of more than one language and familiarity with more than one culture is becoming increasingly important, the distributional requirements include foreign language study.

Yale College has created a requirement designed to ensure that all students improve their proficiency in at least one foreign language.  How many courses you take to fulfill the requirement will depend on your language experience prior to entering Yale, but for every student, some language study at the college level is necessary.

Click here to see information about the language requirement from the Yale College Dean's Office.

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