Students enrolled in Bachelor of Arts programs in the social sciences and humanities (with the exception of Economics) are required to demonstrate intermediate level proficiency in a foreign language. Students with documented learning disabilities may be allowed to fulfill the language requirement through an alternate set of courses. Such students should file appropriate documentation with the office of Disability Services, at which time they will receive information on their alternative requirement.
For information on test scores that may be applied to the foreign language requirement, please consult Advanced Placement Policies.
For students in FAHSS who have a language requirement (all BAs, except Economics, and all BLAs entering Fall 2015 and after)
A student must take two sequential courses in a World Language offered at UMass Lowell (for example, French 1 and 2), and then takes 3 approved culture/history/literature/film courses related to that language but taught in English, offered in various departments in the College of FAHSS. A student who elects the World Ready option and whose placement test score indicates level 2 readiness (placed out of level 1), will complete levels 2 and 3 in the language as well as the three culture/history/literature/film courses.
Students who are admitted beginning of fall 2015 must declare a language requirement track as soon as possible by completing an electronic form located at this link:
How to find World Ready approved courses on SiS