Additional Requirements

Before completing the art history degree program, students must be able to demonstrate reading level equivalency in a modern foreign language. This may be accomplished by passing ART 560 Reading and Translating French (offered by the Department of Art and Design) or by passing the CLEP or FLATS translation exam in a modern foreign (and oral) language.

We accept all oral, modern foreign languages offered by a CLEP or FLATS exam. Sign language (ASL) does not fulfill this requirement. Please contact the Learning Enrichment Center at APU for more information about cost, registering for the CLEP or FLATS exams, and to confirm the language tests offered.

  • The FLATS exam is offered online through Brigham Young University and is a 2.5 hour pass/fail exam. To pass the exam, students must answer at least 60 percent of the 150 questions correctly. Learn more about the exam on the BYU website. The FLATS exam can take up to two months for grading.
  • The CLEP exam must be taken at a designated testing facility. Please note that students are not allowed to take the CLEP exam in their last semester at APU. The CLEP exam is offered in three languages: French, German, and Spanish. A passing score is 50 for this exam. Learn more in the APU academic catalog.
Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.