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Mechanical Engineering

Language Requirement

The University of South Carolina’s General Education Requirements include a provision that to graduate from USC a student must demonstrate the ability to comprehend a foreign language. This can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  1. Score a 2 or higher on the foreign language placement test.
  2. Complete the first two semester of a traditional foreign language (Latin, French, German or Spanish).
  3. Complete the first course in a non-traditional foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili).
  4. Complete one course beyond items 2 or 3.
  5. Transfer the equivalent of items 2 or 3 from an accredited institution.

Note: The Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures administrators the foreign languages test. Information about test dates can be found here.