Knowing a second language is something that everyone can benefit from. If you want
to travel, you need to know other languages. If you want to be successful in business,
you need to understand other cultures. If you want to conduct research in the international
community, you need to understand the language your peers are speaking. We can help
you reach your goals.
Overrides for Fall 2019 are closed. Overrides for Spring 2020 will open in December.
Read this page to prepare for applying for an override
Foreign Language Placement Test
All incoming students are required to take the Placement Test.
undergraduate majors and minors for most of our language programs. A minor is a good choice for students majoring
in international business or who want to have an international aspect to their future
Our graduate program options include master's degrees in Comparative Literature, French, German and Spanish. We
also offer Ph.D. programs in Comparative Literature and Spanish, and MAT degrees in
Foreign Languages with emphasis in French, German, or Spanish.
When you study other languages and cultures you're becoming part of an international
community. But it can be difficult to stay connected to that community. That's why
we foster our own international communities on campus through
living and learning housing options, student clubs and organizations, and volunteer opportunities.
There's no better way to learn a language and culture than immersing yourself in it
completely. When you study in our department, you'll find numerous opportunities to
go abroad, work toward fluency, and make friends in the international community.
The mission of this new program is to meet the needs of students and academic initiatives
beyond what the Department's regular language programs can provide, in an effort to
complement the diverse global aspirations of the University of South Carolina we introduce
the Less Commonly Taught Languages Program.
Ashley Williard (Assistant Professor of French) was recently awarded an Advanced Support
for Innovative Research Excellence grant (ASPIRE-I.1, Office of the Vice President
for Research). more info