Harvard Requirements

Harvard College requires that students demonstrate adequate knowledge of a foreign language before their junior year. Students may complete their foreign language requirement by taking any of the diverse languages offered in the African Language Program.

Adequate knowledge of a foreign language is an important requirement at Harvard. Understanding foreign languages and cultures is an integral component of a Harvard education that can be acquired in the Department of African and African American Studies. The department's language program offers students rich foreign language options through its diverse courses.

Foreign Language Requirement

The foreign language requirement at Harvard may be met by taking language courses in the African Language Program.

Core and General Education requirements

Courses in the African Language Program may also be taken to fulfill other Harvard requirements including Core Curriculum and General Education requirements.