How many years of Foreign Language does Tufts require?
Long answer: All undergraduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences need to complete a “six semester language requirement” as part of the requirements for graduation, so four years of a foreign language in high school can be a great way to prepare you for our curriculum.
Does Tufts require 3 years of Foreign Language?
The short answer is: No. This is absolutely fine by us, particularly if you feel drawn to a specific area of study (like engineering) and we see that reflected in your potential major(s) when you apply.
Does Tufts require four years of a language?
The safest answer is: Yes. Four years of English, Social Sciences, Science, Math and a Foreign Language will make you “broadly qualified” (this is a phrase that one of our Associate Directors, Walker Coppedge, LOVES to use when describing applicants).
Is 3 years of a foreign language good?
Most selective colleges and universities want to see at least two years of high school foreign language study. Highly selective schools such as the Ivies often want to see three or four years of a language.
Do colleges care about 4 years of foreign language?
There is a college admissions myth that highly select schools require an applicant to take four years of foreign language to be accepted. A significant number of highly select schools recommend four years of foreign language in high school, but that is only a recommendation.
How many credits are required to graduate Tufts?
To graduate, you will need to earn at least 34 credits for a BA or BS from the School of Arts & Sciences, or at least 36 or 38 credits (depending on program) for a BS from the School of Engineering, and fulfill all other degree requirements.
What GPA do you need for Tufts?
With a GPA of 4.04, Tufts requires you to be at the top of your class. You’ll need nearly straight A’s in all your classes to compete with other applicants. You should also have taken plenty of AP or IB classes to show your ability to excel in academic challenge.
What are the language requirements for international relations majors at Tufts?
International Relations majors must therefore display advanced oral and written proficiency in a single foreign language: eight semesters of instruction or the equivalent. Students entering Tufts with prior foreign language experience may complete the requirement in fewer than eight semesters.
What are the requirements to major in IR at Tufts University?
Students entering Tufts with prior foreign language experience may complete the requirement in fewer than eight semesters. All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade and a final grade of C- or better is required. Students are not permitted to petition courses to count toward the IR major.
What is the language/culture requirement?
There are two parts to the Language/Culture requirement. First, every BA/BS student must demonstrate knowledge of a language other than English through the third semester college level.
How many languages do you need to study international relations?
Language Requirement Thorough language study is an essential tool for developing cultural literacy and sensitivity—important goals of the major. International Relations majors must therefore display advanced oral and written proficiency in a single foreign language: eight semesters of instruction or the equivalent.