Foreign Language Requirement
The Department of World Languages and Literatures is your go-to place for learning how to satisfy PSU’s foreign language requirement. Please review the information below then select your language. The system will guide you through your options. The Department of World Languages and Literatures is located in 491 Neuberger Hall and is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Options for Meeting the Second Language Degree Requirement
- For the BA or MA second year language requirement: if you have completed two years of college-level language, please bring a copy of your transcript and the Foreign Language Requirement Verification Request form, completed, to the WLL main office.
- For the PSU Admission Requirement or 102 proficiency: if you have completed two years of high school-level language or two quarters of college-level language, please bring a copy of your transcript and the Foreign Language Requirement Verification Request form, completed, to the WLL main office.
- If you are a native speaker of a language other than English and completed high school in your native country, please bring us a copy of your high school diploma and a completed Foreign Language Requirement Verification Request form. This will meet the Admissions, BA and MA language requirement. Note: Students who meet the 4 credits of second language requirement through a non-credit exam, TOEFL score, or by otherwise demonstrating language competency, must make up these 4 credits within the Arts & Letters distribution area. If you have questions about the distribution of these 4 credit hours, please contact your academic adviser. (Refer to: https://www.pdx.edu/advising/bachelor-arts-bachelor-science-bachelor-music-bachelor-fine-arts)
For all other testing options for meeting the BA or MA second-year language requirement, please fill out the Foreign Language Examination Request form, then select your language* from the menu below. If your language does not appear on any of our testing lists, you must satisfy the second-year language requirement through transcripted university or community college coursework.
* Note: Language availability subject to change.