12th credit proficiency in a foreign language. For placement policy related to prior learning, see Placement Policy for Penn State World Language Courses.
9 credits in Bachelor of Arts electives. Includes Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences or Quantification. (Foreign language credits in this category must be in a second foreign language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first language)
3 credits Other Cultures.
Electives as necessary to fulfill the 120-credit requirement. Typically, 0 - 8 credits, depending on student's prior coursework and related factors.
Yes! Students with little or no previous college-level coursework who are interested in this exciting and growing field are also encouraged to apply to the program. For students who wish to complete an ESP degree but don't yet meet the 27 credit threshold for entry into the major, you can enroll with a pre-major designation, EM SC.