Program Requirements

About the major

A French major consists of 32 hours*, with a minimum of 18 hours in courses numbered 300 or above.

About the minor

A minor in French consists of a minimum of 23 hours*, nine hours of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Departmental honors

Majors may attain departmental honors in French by meeting the following requirements:

  • Apply for admission to the program by the end of the spring semester of the junior year
  • Select a director from the French faculty
  • Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
  • Attain a 3.75 grade point average in language courses
  • Enroll in FRE 495 (Directed Independent Research);
  • Complete a special project in language, literature, methodology, or other approved area
  • Give a departmental honors presentation

*Some lower-division requirements for the major or minor may be exempted as a result of examination or evidence of prior training or experience.

Jadon Murad
French minor Jadon Murad studied in Strasbourg, France, during the fall 2019 semester.