Foreign Language Requirement

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The following University of Nebraska-Lincoln degree programs require the equivalent of four years of foreign language in the same language.

Note: Majors with an "*" indicate students need to prepare for 300 level language courses which are higher level than 4th year HS language courses.

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Actuarial Science
  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies*
  • Film Studies
  • French*
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German*
  • Great Plains Studies
  • History
  • International Studies*
  • Latin*
  • Latin American Studies*
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Meteorology-Climatology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Russian*
  • Sociology
  • Spanish*
  • Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
    (If completed through the College of Arts & Sciences students need 4 years HS language; students can also complete this program through Teachers College in which case 2 years HS foreign language is sufficient)
  • Women's Studies

Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts

  • Art—Bachelor of Arts Option Only
  • Art History—Bachelor of Arts Option Only
  • Dance—Bachelor of Arts Option Only
  • Music—Bachelor of Arts Option Only
  • Theatre Arts—Bachelor of Arts Option Only

College of Journalism & Mass Communications

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • News-Editorial

Education & Human Sciences

  • French 7-12
  • German 7-12
  • Latin 7-12
  • Russian 7-12
  • Spanish 7-12