International Languages


Effective 1 June 2023 through 31 May 2024

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

24 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences/Global Languages, Cultures and Societies Department and is only available at the St. Louis main campus.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

A certificate in international languages requires a minimum of 24 credit hours of formal coursework in languages at Webster University. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be in a single language. If the international languages certificate will combine more than one language, the student must submit a one-page proposal to the department chair providing a rationale for the language selection and a detailed list of courses the student plans to take in order to fulfill the 24-credit requirement.

Special Requirements

Courses used to fulfill a language major may not also be used to fulfill a requirement for a language certificate. No fewer than four 16-week courses or five 8-week courses in one language are required.

Transfer credits do not apply to the certificate. Only two courses may have been earned with a grade of "P," and the grades for the courses must be a "C" or above. Six hours of recognition credit hours can count toward a certificate. One 3-credit course taught in English (e.g. ILC 2150) with a topic related to the target languages may be counted toward the certificate.