You are likely to take some or all of your concentration courses while abroad and one semester of language abroad counts as two semesters taken on campus. If you are already proficient in another language you may begin a third. The study abroad location must ‘match’ the concentration. It is never too early to start planning for a study abroad experience as it requires planning both for course requirements and your financial circumstances.
Language Development: Consult your major advisor regarding placement. All students must demonstrate proficiency in a second language (either through examination by the Department of World Languages and Cultures or through coursework) or the equivalent of 4 semesters of college-level work (up to 16 units). Language requirement may include coursework abroad which counts for two semesters taken at Cal Poly Humboldt. Students may replace Language Development with Elective courses if proficient in the target language without taking coursework. Your level of language ability may also affect the location and the timing of your study abroad.
Concentration: Take a minimum of 12 units to fulfill the concentration requirement. Most concentration courses will be taken as part of the study abroad so please check with your adviser before enrolling in any concentration course. Students should officially declare their concentration as soon as possible as it may affect the accuracy of your DARS report.