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What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

The certificate requires 12 credit hours.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Students may enter the program in Fall, Spring or Summer Semester.


Foreign Language Ability, Undergraduate Certificate

The Department of World Languages & Cultures offers an Undergraduate Certificate of Language Ability as a credential for students that provides tangible proof of their world language abilities in oral and written communication. The certificate serves as an ideal complement to a major in other areas of study including business, international relations, public healthy, criminal justice and hospitality.

The certificate program is open to any student at Georgia State pursuing an undergraduate degree, including heritage speakers.

Students can earn the certificate in:

Program Details

The Undergraduate Certificate of Language Ability is open to any Georgia State University student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree.

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The certificate consists of 12 credit hours at 2000 and 3000 level (minimum of 6 must be at the 3000 level), with a B or higher in the first attempt at each course. Courses retaken using the university Repeat to Replace policy are not counted as first attempts.

A minimum of 6 credit hours at the 3000-level and a maximum 6 credits of elective requirements may be taken through a study abroad program.

For more details, visit the course catalog:

For general tuition information, check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

With a notation on their transcript, the Certificate allows students to:

  • Complement their major area of study.
  • Note distinction within their language major
  • Document language skills as a Heritage Speaker



The Certificate of Language Ability offers students the ability to provide tangible proof of language skills to prospective employers through a program that allows a more flexible alternative to a minor or major in a language.


Undergraduate Director
Shuai Li
[email protected]

Department of World Languages and Cultures
25 Park Place
19th floor
Atlanta, GA 30302

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3970
Atlanta, GA. 30302

College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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