Foreign Language Study

Students intending to pursue the study of religion in graduate school are urged to complete at least four courses, or the equivalent, of a modern foreign language. M.A. and Ph.D. programs often require examination in one or two foreign languages. Those planning to do graduate work in Asian religions, medieval or world Christianity, or biblical studies should begin appropriate language study as part of their undergraduate preparation. Students planning to attend a theological seminary or divinity school should note that knowledge of biblical languages may be a required part of their theological education; and they may wish to begin the study of Hebrew or Greek as undergraduates.