Additional Requirements for BA Students

In addition to successfully completing the university requirements of NUpath, students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must fulfill the BA core requirements as outlined below.

Language Requirement for BA Students

Each BA student must complete the language requirement by demonstrating proficiency at the elementary level and satisfying an intermediate-level requirement as described below.

Elementary-Level Proficiency

Satisfy one of the following requirements:

  1. Complete elementary-level two (course number 1102) of a language with grades of C or better in all course work (pass/fail grades cannot be used to satisfy this proficiency requirement).
  2. Earn a 4 or 5 score on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam in one of the languages offered or receive transfer credit for the equivalent of elementary-level two (course number 1102). Students who have AP or transfer credit must also receive a satisfactory rating in a language-specific interview administered by the World Languages Center upon matriculation.
  3. Receive a satisfactory score (as determined by the World Languages Center) on a standardized placement exam and a satisfactory rating in a language-specific interview administered by the World Languages Center upon matriculation.

Intermediate-Level Requirement

Satisfy one of the following requirements:

  1. Complete a course at the intermediate level (course number 2101 or higher) in the language taken at the elementary level.
  2. Complete a course in which the subject matter focuses on some aspect of the culture, history, or society of a part of the world where the language taken at the elementary level is spoken or used by a significant portion of the population. For a course list, visit the myNEU web portal, click on the “Self-Service” tab, then on “My Degree Audit.”
  3. Demonstrate conversational proficiency by successfully completing a proficiency interview (scheduled through the World Languages Center). This option is available only for heritage speakers of a language or for students who have completed the elementary-level language requirement through one of the following:
    1. Advanced placement
    2. Standardized placement exam as outlined above