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Does computer science count as a foreign language?

Hey guys, I've heard different opinions about this so I wanted to ask: does taking a computer science course count as fulfilling the foreign language requirement for some colleges? Thanks in advance for the info!

6 months ago

Hi there! It's important to note that each college or university may have its own policies regarding foreign language requirements. Typically, computer science does not count as a foreign language for most colleges, as they are considered separate disciplines.

Foreign language courses usually focus on learning and mastering a spoken language, whereas computer science emphasizes problem-solving, algorithmic thinking, and programming skills using various computer languages.

That being said, some schools might consider programming languages as a valid language course, but this is not common practice. It's always a good idea to review the specific requirements of each college or university you plan to apply to in order to ensure you're meeting their foreign language criteria.

To be safe, it is best to complete the traditional foreign language courses (like Spanish, French, or Mandarin) to satisfy those requirements. However, taking a computer science course can still be an excellent addition to your course load, showcasing your diverse interests and skills. Good luck!

6 months ago

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