Master Advisor & Liberal Studies Coorindator
Note: The foreign language requirement discussed here is the College of Letters & Sciences' requirement that the 2nd semester of a foreign language be completed in order to earn a BA degree.
If you graduated from high school before 2012 and took two or more years of the same foreign language in high school, you can apply to have your College of Letters & Sciences foreign language requirement waived. To apply for this waiver, please complete this form: http://www.uww.edu/cls/students/forms/foreign-language-waiver
You may take a language test either to enroll in a higher level of the language or to receive retroactive credit for your knowledge. You should contact the Testing Office to understand your options or to schedule a test.
Use WINS to search for courses in a foreign language offered on the main campus, on the Rock campus, or by UW Extended Campus. Most of these courses are face-to-face, but there are a limited number of online options available.
If you are unable to attend face-to-face classes at UW-Whitewater but are close to another campus, you may be able to complete your language requirement there. Please do be aware that in order to receive your degree from UW-Whitewater, your last 30 units need to completed here; therefore, if you plan to take a language course elsewhere please do so before you get to your last 30 units. Additionally, to ensure that the credit will transfer, you should contact the Registrar to complete a "Transfer Credit Agreement" form before you enroll in any class at another university.
If you are unable to complete two semesters of a forgein language by any of the above means, you can switch to a Bachelor of Science degree instead of a Bachelor of Arts degree. This may mean you would need to take an additional lab sceince and/or math class, so you should discuss this option with your liberal studies advisor.