Learning a new language helps you acquire analytical skills and understand communication patterns. It introduces you to important literature from other languages and cultures. All this, in turn, helps you improve your writing skills — and knowledge of your own first language.
You can minor in these programs:
You can also take Mandarin Chinese courses, which are part of the Asian Studies minor.
Foreign language competency
To receive a bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University, you must demonstrate foreign language competency. Learn how to fulfill this requirement and take a placement test if necessary.
If you have already studied a foreign language but have not fulfilled the foreign language competency requirement, you should take the online placement test to determine your level. Note: A high score on the placement test does not fulfill the competency requirement.