Students are required to take no fewer than two course credits in the humanities and arts, two course credits in the sciences, and two course credits in the social sciences. In addition to completing courses in these disciplinary areas, students must fulfill skills requirements by taking two course credits in quantitative reasoning, two course credits in writing, and courses to further their foreign language proficiency. Depending on their level of accomplishment in foreign languages at matriculation, students may fulfill this last requirement with one, two, or three courses or by a combination of course work and approved study abroad.
The Yale College Programs of Study provides a comprehensive discussion of the Distributional Requirements. The Distributional Requirement Chart offers an overview of the distributional requirements. The Foreign Language Chart offers an overview of foreign language requirements.
The following links provide specific information on area and skill requirements: